Apologetics and Spiritual Formation

This topic has been something that I have wrestled with for 10 months at this point. From November of 2020 through September of 2021. Apologetics has been near and dear to my heart practically since the beginning of my pursuit of Christ at the age of 16. The field of apologetics has been intimately involvedContinue reading “Apologetics and Spiritual Formation”

Contemporary Donatism: A Heretical Response to Scandal in the Church

When I first sat down to pen this article in March of 2021, it was in the midst of a wave of scandal breaking out from the evangelical church. While it is beautiful to see the truth coming to light, I am admittedly troubled as a historian and student of our ancient fathers. One ofContinue reading “Contemporary Donatism: A Heretical Response to Scandal in the Church”

Rehashing Piety in the Modern World

On April 20th, of the year 2020, I began a journey through the Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin. Today is July 9th of the year 2021. My perspective on the meaning of piety has changed more in the past year than in the preceding years. Over the past year, Calvin’s insights alongsideContinue reading “Rehashing Piety in the Modern World”

Mark 14:53-65, An Examination

Developing a Taste for Dramatic Flair: Understanding Dramatic Elements in the Gospel of Mark By JT Martin Introduction Mark’s Gospel is one of the most memorable New Testament books, this is likely due to the author’s skill with storytelling1. Unlike its contemporaries Matthew and Luke, the Gospel of Mark is unique in that it employsContinue reading “Mark 14:53-65, An Examination”