Living Wisely #4: Godliness Over Gain

This here is a word sure to prick the hearts of many in the western world, for we are a society greedy with gain.  If godliness and gain were to be offered to you, what would you choose?  What would you see as of greatest significance?  Undoubtedly, many would choose gain – the treasures of…

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…

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…

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…

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.”…

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 Trinitarian Nature of the Christian Faith and Life

A Doctrinal Overview Christianity is, at its core, Trinitarian in nature.  In other words, the doctrine of the Trinity is central to the Christian faith and life.  Remove the Trinity and you remove the beating heart from the body that is the Church. So, briefly stated, what is the doctrine of the Trinity?  The doctrine…