Living Wisely #3: Family as the Bedrock of Wisdom

I like to think of Proverbs as a guide to or treatise on the fifth commandment: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you” (Exod. 20:12).  My reason for holding this view is because many of these proverbs consist of…

We Need a Political Reformation: A Return to Nature & Nature’s God

In the July/August 2020 edition of The American Conservative, Matthew J. Peterson writes an article entitled, “America Needs a Re-Founding”. I resonate with most of it. Peterson calls out the failure of past (and contemporary) conservative attempts at fighting the culture wars. These failures have resulted in “Conservative, Inc.”, what he calls “quasi-official conservative institutions”….

Turretin on the Existence of God

In his Institutes of Elenctic Theology, in the first volume, Francis Turretin (1623-1687) includes a section on the irrefutable demonstration of the existence of God. By the way, elenctics pertains to the persuading of non-Christians of the truth of the Christian faith (particularly the gospel). In the third topic of the first volume, the question…

Living Wisely #2: The Beginning of Wisdom

The riches of wisdom are to be found in none other than He who is all-wise.  This is essentially what is meant by Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (cf. 9:10). This fear of God is not a cowering fear, but a fear…

Recommended Articles & Videos for Understanding Our Times

2020 has been one crazy year, and we’re only halfway through. I for one am not surprised considering it’s a major election year and the radical left has already made clear it will do just about anything to make sure President Trump is not re-elected. Don’t misunderstand, I’m not suggesting that everything is a conspiracy…

Living Wisely #1: What Is Wisdom?

Wisdom is more than knowledge. It is more than knowing the difference between right and wrong. This is indeed a part of wisdom, but it is not the whole. Wisdom is the putting into practice this knowledge. It is, in other words, living well, or living according to knowledge. This wellness is not a superficial…

Ministering Life at an Abortion Mill

Ministering life through truth at an abortion mill, where pre-born babies are being murdered and mothers and fathers may lash out in hatred toward the truth, is an extremely challenging thing. Emotions are high and the enemy is fast at work. No matter what, however, we must remember why we are there – to plead…

Nature, Wisdom & the Sciences

God speaks to us in His two books: nature and the Holy Scriptures. The former is an unwritten word; the latter a written word (Ps. 19). His written word, too, speaks to us of His unwritten word. For example, Proverbs 3:19 reads: “The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.”…

On Justification: The Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness by Faith

This post looks at the doctrine of justification in five parts: 1) Protestant Doctrinal Statements; 2) Key Terms Defined; 3) Biblical and Theological Summary; 4) Conclusion; and 5) Application. Protestant Doctrinal Statements Following are four statements on justification from various Protestant sources: On the contrary, justified by faith is he who, excluded from the righteousness…

The Centrality of the Word in the Church’s Kingdom Mission

The book of Acts is a unique book in the New Testament Scriptures. It sits between the Gospels and the epistles, serving as an historical sketch of the early Church during the ministry of the apostles, with particular focus on the ministry of Peter and Paul. A key theme in this book, one that I…

The Problem of Suffering: A Christian Response

“Suffering. Pain. Sickness. Evil. What gives? Certainly not God!” This is a common objection raised against the existence of God. If God really existed, then we wouldn’t experience all this suffering, especially if He were a good and powerful God like the Christians assert. I wish to provide a brief response to this objection, this…

C.O.N.S.E.R.V.E.: A Conservative Political Philosophy

“Conservatives respect the wisdom of their ancestors…; they are dubious of wholesale alteration.” Russell Kirk in The Conservative Mind The conservatism I am here representing and promoting is what is sometimes called traditional or classical conservatism in contrast to today’s neo-conservatism. The former is especially rooted in Edmund Burke (1729-1797), but has been resolutely borne…

An Imperfect Reflection of the Ideal Husband

It may seem to many that any discussion of “the ideal husband” is a waste of ink or pixels on a screen.  It is certainly a waste of time, they may opine.  After all, men are imperfect creatures – yes, creature is a fitting word for them – and so what purpose is there to…

The Gospel: God, Man, Christ, Response (A Tract)

God & CreationThere is one true God who is the holy, just, and good Creator of all things.  We were made to glorify Him and to enjoy Him forever. “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face.” – Psalm 89:14 “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive…