Knowing God

Knowing God

In the opening sentence of Jesus’s Farewell Discourse (or High Priestly Prayer) in John 17, He prayed for several things for His disciples. First, He prayed for himself to be glorified and in return, for Him to glorify God. But the next thing He prayed for was eternal life for them. Jesus could have left that statement linger for generations …

A Summary of Reformed Theology and Its Doctrines?

Reformed Theology is less than a series of doctrines on a page, but more of a worldview in which we read Scripture and perceive the God of its pages. However, when asked, “What is reformed theology?” a wide array of answers can be given. Some would say that reformed beliefs find their footings in certain confessional statements such as the …

The Perfect Christmas Ever

With Christmas movies playing in the background, presents under the tree, and the smell of Christmas in the air, even blessed families have a sense of something missing. There are others, however, where Christmas is anything but cheerful. Not they don’t like the meaning of Christmas, but that it brings a solemn sadness that is seldom felt other times of …

The Hard Road of The Christian Walk

This morning, my heart has felt the pressing weight of my walk with the Lord. My Christian walk feels less like the footsteps on the sand that has so infamously been painted for us and more like a hard, rocky and unlevel terrain with its bumps and hazards along the way. Some days, my attention can’t find its gaze on …

Why a Reformed View?

Although reformed theology is making a comeback within Christian circles, it is still one of the most controversial and highly debatable forms of theology. If you were to ask someone who views scripture through a reformed lens, a vast majority will say that they were angrily opposed to this doctrine before humbling themselves to accept it. I would love to …

Transformation Comes From Knowing

The flame of transformation and sanctification from within is fanned by the knowledge of God. It isn’t our willpower that grows us; it’s understanding. And not just any kind of understanding. It’s seeing God’s glory for what it truly is – His attributes on display. Once we can wrap our heads around the fact that this world wasn’t created for …