Man is a Worshiping Soldier

As we move, within our model, from the center to the 3 secondary roles, you’ll notice a few things.  First, we will discuss how each of these 3 secondary roles relate to the core role of worshipper.  That’s important because if any of these become unmoored from the center, then not only is our understandingContinue reading “Man is a Worshiping Soldier”

What is Holiness?

I think the puritans do such a better job of answering this question: What is holiness?  Their answer may surprise you.  We often think of the Puritans as stuffy, no-fun-allowed sort of folk.  That’s unfortunate.  Surely some of them were that way, just like some of us are, but the best Puritans actually made pleasureContinue reading “What is Holiness?”

Church, get ready to blush…

In our previous posts we’ve seen The Sons of Korah (SoK), men who deserved death but had reserved mercy wrote Psalm 45 a song to the King Deep affection that was being communicated to the King, in fact, it is a love song, with words that only a lover would use. That the King inContinue reading “Church, get ready to blush…”

Marvelous Grace & Beautiful Wrath

In our previous posts we’ve seen The Sons of Korah (SoK), men who deserved death but had reserved mercy wrote Psalm 45 a song to the King Deep affection that was being communicated to the King, in fact, it is a love song, with words that only a lover would use. That the King inContinue reading “Marvelous Grace & Beautiful Wrath”

What does Jesus think/feel about you?

That’s a $1 Billion Dollar Question (actually, an eternal question!).  What does Jesus (and therefore the Father!) think/feel about you?  Lots of ways to answer this, but I’m going to totally steal an answer from 2 other people.  The answer will come from Thomas Goodwin, who I’ll introduce below.  But it will come through MikeContinue reading “What does Jesus think/feel about you?”

2 Writers/Speakers Who Are Influencing Me

OK, I felt compelled to write this entry for two reasons. First, to point you to a few wonderful folks that have had a lot of influence on me of late, whether authors, bloggers, speakers, etc. Second, I almost feel like I need to do this as a sort of disclaimer! Some of these folksContinue reading “2 Writers/Speakers Who Are Influencing Me”

What is God’s Glory and Why does it Matter?

Last year, I read Michael Reeves’ wonderful little book Delighting in the Trinity. In it, he spends just a few pages showing how the Trinity, particularly the love between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, shapes our doctrine of God, including the attributes of God like Holiness, Wrath, and Glory.  I want to focus someContinue reading “What is God’s Glory and Why does it Matter?”