To Destroy or Save: The Power of Words

Before the beginning of time, the Son was described as the Word (Jn. 1). At the appointed time, the Word was sent to the world to be the embodied revelation of God. As the Son came into the world he was life, grace, and truth. Through the incarnation which was a divine communication–the sharing of … Continue reading To Destroy or Save: The Power of Words

All Peace No Drama

“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?” (James 4:1).             Drama devastates. Peace is builds. Drama keeps finding its way into our lives. Sometimes congregations can develop a gift for cultivating drama, remembering drama, and dwindling because of the drama.             … Continue reading All Peace No Drama

Why Omni? The Attributes of the Infinite God

            Since God is a se or independent in his existence, perfect, simple, and infinite, then he must have all good attributes without measure and without weakness. These foundational doctrines of God’s nature form the foundation of the more familiar attributes such as omniscience and omnipresence. The omni—ness of God is the result of his … Continue reading Why Omni? The Attributes of the Infinite God

How Can I Describe?: Analogical Language

“Surely, his infinity ought to make us afraid to try to measure him by our own senses. Indeed, his spiritual nature forbids our imagining anything earthly or carnal of him…. For who even of slight intelligence does not understand that, as nurses commonly do with infants, God is wont in a measure to “lisp” in … Continue reading How Can I Describe?: Analogical Language

Mystery and Methodology: Thinking About God and Worship

Up now, slight man! flee, for a little while, thy occupations; hide thyself, for a time, from thy disturbing thoughts. Cast aside, now, thy burdensome cares, and put away thy toilsome business. Yield room for some little time to God; and rest for a little time in him. Enter the inner chamber of thy mind; … Continue reading Mystery and Methodology: Thinking About God and Worship

God: The Perpetually Perfect Fullness of Life

Photo by Sam Kolder on Pexels.com Since the God who exists created the world (Gen. 1:1), sustains the world (Col. 1:17), and gives life to all things (Acts 17:28), we should expect God to either be infinite or exhausted by the work of creation and providence. Our God does not sleep or grow tired (Ps. … Continue reading God: The Perpetually Perfect Fullness of Life

There Is A God: The Perfect Unmoved Mover

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com I believe there is a God, and that truth occupies my thoughts more than any other. Belief in some deity seems to have been almost universal before the modern age. Some have said that people have a “sense of the divine” within them. There is something about us and … Continue reading There Is A God: The Perfect Unmoved Mover

The Necessity of the Human and Divine Natures in Christ: Christology, Soteriology, and Doxology

  Delivered at the 2021 Freed-Hardeman University Scholars Day Athanasius in On the Incarnation 54.3 said, “God became man that man might become God.” God the Son assumed or took on a human nature so that humans could see and be saved by the divine nature leading to their sanctification. Gregory of Nazianzus described the … Continue reading The Necessity of the Human and Divine Natures in Christ: Christology, Soteriology, and Doxology