The Path of Least Resistance: An Eroded Conscience – 55

Some weeks ago I visited a men's Bible study, and as we were talking the pastor said something that stuck with me. To paraphrase, he said, "When we sin, we only get better at sinning." His point was over time sin erodes our conscience with the result that sinning becomes easier. To put it another way, giving in … Continue reading The Path of Least Resistance: An Eroded Conscience – 55

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Trump, Machen, and Truthfulness – 54

What do Donald J. Trump and J. Gresham Machen have to do with each other? Not much, I imagine. But in my reading of Machen's classic Christianity and Liberalism I came across a passage with peculiar application to the recent controversy sparked by the President's allegations of wiretapping. In his chapter on Christ, Machen discusses how the liberals (he's … Continue reading Trump, Machen, and Truthfulness – 54

Introductory Thoughts on Daniel – 53

In seminary I realized that my personal library was lacking in an important area for any minister of God's word, that is, biblical commentaries. Gratefully, I was able to use some graduation gifts to (partially) remedy this problem. One commentary I purchased was John Goldingay's on the book of Daniel. I started reading through it in conjunction with … Continue reading Introductory Thoughts on Daniel – 53