This last Sunday, we entered the month of December- one of my favorite times of the year for church music and hymn lyrics. While our church doesn’t follow the church calendar strictly, every December we sing songs about the incarnation and the arrival of Christ the Messiah. I’ve come to find that these songs contain … Continue reading Christmas Carol Theology: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
In my previous post, we looked at how Tim Keller inserted his own definition of social justice into the Bible and then attempted to draw his own definition back out of the Bible. In this post, I will further examine some of the exegetical and logical leaps that occur throughout the book. As I read … Continue reading A Review of “Generous Justice,” Part 2 of 4: Exegetical and Logical Leaps
NOTE: This article was originally written by Carlos Montijo and posted at: https://thorncrownministries.com/blog/2018/5/6/john-piper-final-salvation-and-the-decline-and-fall-of-sola-fide-part-i We have found it to be a solid engagement and polemic against John Piper's false teaching on justification and hope it edifies you. The doctrine which Martin Luther declared is the article by which the church stands or falls, which John Calvin affirmed as … Continue reading Repost: When Protestants Err on the Side of Rome: John Piper, “Final Salvation,” and the Decline and Fall of Sola Fide at the Last Day (Part I)
There’s much abuzz on the internet right now about “social justice.” I recently got into a bit of a debate/discussion with a fellow on Twitter recently about the relationship between social justice and the church. During this discussion, the book Generous Justice by Tim Keller was referenced frequently. In the spirit of furthering that discussion, … Continue reading A Review of “Generous Justice,” Part 1 of 4: Tim Keller’s Definition of Justice
The Church’s role in society has been a contentious issue for centuries. The role of the Church in society has been an issue of contention for centuries. Is the purpose of the church to transform “the life on earth into the harmony of heaven,” as Walter Rauschenbusch, the champion of the Social Gospel said?  … Continue reading Should the Church Be Involved in Social Justice (Part 1)?
I am a millennial. Born in 1992, I fit right in the middle of the millennial age range. Despite many things I have in common with my fellow Christian millenials, I also find myself to be troubled by the direction I see many of them going, especially in light of the recent conflict over social … Continue reading Concerns of A Millenial Pastor: Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation
Eternal Joy in a Temporal World The world as we know it today is cursed by human sin (Rom 5:12; 19). To make matters, the world is ruled by the prince of darkness and his demonic henchmen (2 Cor 4:4). It is through unbelieving men that demonic activity works to stir up strife in the … Continue reading A Defense For Biblical Joy