The hymn "How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place" is one of those songs that touch the hearts of many Christians. It covers the great themes of God's redeeming love, his sovereign grace, and the prayer for others to come and enjoy God's great feast. Isaac Watts wrote this song in 1707. The tune is… Continue reading Music Monday: Love, Grace, and Missions
I've been working through Exiles on Mission by Paul Williams. So far I'm enjoying it - it's getting me to think about living as Christians in a post-Christian context. I don't agree with everything I've read, but it is surely a good resource on this topic. Here's a paragraph I read this morning that I marked… Continue reading Exiles in a Post-Christian Society (Williams)
Many of us have probably heard or read God's great call to come to him for salvation in Isaiah 45:22: Turn to me so you can be delivered, all you who live in the earth’s remote regions! (NET). It's a great text to think about for evangelism. But sometimes we might forget about the context. Right before… Continue reading Turn to Me and Be Saved!
When I was reading through Greear’s Gaining by Losing (which I reviewed here) I ran across a theme that has bothered me on and off the last week or so. While I was critical of a few aspects of this book, one little part has been on my mind more than others: the way Greear… Continue reading Raising Children: Covenantal or Missional?
Sometimes people wrongly think that the doctrine of limited/definite atonement means we can’t preach the gospel to all people because we don’t know if Christ died for them or not. In hyper-calvinistic circles this might show up from time to time. However, in solid Reformed theology, we don’t focus on God’s hidden decree and will,… Continue reading Definite Atonement and The Free Offer of the Gospel