GENESIS 1:26-27 Justice, at its root, has to do with treating others rightly. But the noble goal of justice demands we ask why people should be treated justly. Why should you be treated justly and why should you treat others justly? Why do you deserve fair treatment?              All people deserve to be treated with justice … Continue reading JUSTICE AND THE IMAGE OF GOD


Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Before focusing on systematic theology, it is important to focus on personal sanctification. Calvin began his Institutes with the reality that our knowledge of God is tied to our knowledge of our self. If we would pursue God, we must pursue a true knowledge of ourselves and what we should be like. … Continue reading THEOLOGICAL PREPAREDNESS: PERSONAL SANCTIFICATION

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener On the Other Side

            What would it take for your life to be better? What would have to change? Sometimes, if not most of the time, we think that our lives would be tremendously better if only we could have….that one thing or that one place. Sadly, we learn far too late that the grass is not always greener … Continue reading The Grass Isn’t Always Greener On the Other Side


            Genesis 8:1 begins, “and God remembered.” When the rest of creation had been washed away, God remembered Noah. It is difficult to imagine how Noah and his family must have felt during their “voyage” in the ark. No doubt they were thankful God had spared them and provided them an ark of safety. Still, toward … Continue reading AND GOD REMEMBERED

Apollinarianism and The Incarnation

Apollinarianism is the heresy known by the name of its primary teacher of antiquity--Apollinarius, bishop of Laodicea (310-390). Apollinarius was a close associate of Athanasius who was known as the defender of Nicene Christological orthodoxy. Athanasius is primarily remembered for his doctrine of the incarnation and defense of the doctrine against Arius who taught Jesus … Continue reading Apollinarianism and The Incarnation


            God is the “fullness of life” (Jn 5:26). Jesus described the Father as the “living Father (ζῶν πατὴρ)” (Jn 6:57). Psalm 36:9 says, “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.” The Son is of the same essence (homoousios) with the Father. Paul said, “in him all the fullness … Continue reading GOD: THE FULLNESS OF LIFE


1 John 4             Is the incarnation important? Unfortunately, when we hear words like incarnation, we might be tempted to think that it is just a big fancy word that doesn’t mean anything to us. However, as we will see from 1 John 4, the incarnation is vital the Christian religion.  What is the Incarnation? The … Continue reading AMONG US: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INCARNATION

His Eye Is on the Sparrow and the Coronavirus

Photo by Efdal YILDIZ on Pexels.com As news of another Coronavirus outbreak picks up again, we should find comfort in God’s perfect knowledge. Before the creation of the world, God knew every detail of everything that has ever and will ever happen. God is not surprised.  God’s perfect eternal knowledge of everything was described by … Continue reading His Eye Is on the Sparrow and the Coronavirus