Purposeful Piety

“Thy will be done” these four words capture something primitive. They do not contain the Majestic anthem of our Lord “Holy, Holy, Holy”, nor do they contain the command of peace and stillness “Be still and know that I am God”, they even do not hint at the wondrous mystery of “I Am”, and yetContinue reading “Purposeful Piety”

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”

American Theology

Over the years, I’ve heard dozens of stories about the after-effects of intense persecution and for the most part, they have unfortunately left me un-phased and unchallenged. This year I took up the challenge to read as many of A. W. Tozer’s works as I could, and while several other authors joined the reading list,Continue reading “American Theology”

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”

Christian Leadership: An Examination of Luke 17:1

He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! (NASB 95) There are three words in this verse that I think bear enough weight to address in an exegetical fashion. The first “inevitable” or ἀνένδεκτος is most literally understood as meaning impossible to notContinue reading “Christian Leadership: An Examination of Luke 17:1”

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”

Compelled, Convinced, and Changed

The Following Musings are inspired by the work of Ed Stetzer and Philip Nation in the first chapter of their book “Compelled by Love” I think most Evangelicals, conservative and progressive alike, would agree with me in saying that the love of Christ ought to compel me towards some end, convince me of some thing,Continue reading “Compelled, Convinced, and Changed”

Grace and Sin in the pursuit of Christian Uniformity

Let me first begin by admitting that what follows is purely from my own mind, in the sense that this is a reflection and attempt to express an explanation for the inner workings of my own mental processes on the topic at hand. While there may be literature on the topic I am not intentionallyContinue reading “Grace and Sin in the pursuit of Christian Uniformity”

Discipleship In a Post-Modern Context

Let me begin from the outset of this article by saying that this is by no means the law of the land when it comes to the topic. These are some thoughts and reflections after having discipled my peers and younger students for 3 years in a college and high school context. 1. Discipleship isContinue reading “Discipleship In a Post-Modern Context”

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”