Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

What is a young Christian man to do when he is around 20 years old and doesn't know about getting married? Maybe he doesn't really want to pursue marriage. Maybe he's happy not being married. Or what about a young Christian woman in a similar position with similar thoughts? Must Christians get married? To be… Continue reading Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

“He Saw That It Was Good” by Sho Baraka

Sho Baraka’s music has been on my playlist for quite some time. His music has been a blessing to me in various ways. Although I don’t always track with it, Baraka’s albums always make me think hard about real-life issues from a Christian perspective. When his book, He Saw That It Was Good, recently came… Continue reading “He Saw That It Was Good” by Sho Baraka

The Responsibility of the Preacher (Kuyper)

I appreciate how Abraham Kuyper discussed the call of the gospel and the pastor's duty in proclaiming that call: This “calling” is a summons. It is not merely the calling of one to tell him something, but a call implying the command to come; or a beseeching call, as when St. Paul prays: “As tho… Continue reading The Responsibility of the Preacher (Kuyper)

The Christian’s Sacred Calling (Veith)

God did not create people to be idle and lazy do-nothings. Even in the beginning, the Lord put Adam and Eve in the garden to keep it, work it, and exercise dominion over it (Gen. 1:28; 2:15). As Christians, we can think of our work in terms of God's calling (or vocation). This is a… Continue reading The Christian’s Sacred Calling (Veith)

Cooking for God in Heaven (Luther)

  "What does it mean to serve God?" Luther asked in a sermon on Matthew 6:24-34.  He answered his own question echoing Scripture: it means listening to Christ, accepting the gospel, and obeying God.  If we are not obeying God we are not serving him no matter how religious or spiritual our lives may look.… Continue reading Cooking for God in Heaven (Luther)