What Can YOU Do?

What Can YOU do?      Today, I had a conversation with a woman who came to my office seeking spiritual guidance. Now, that idea in itself struck me as humbling; but, even if I considered myself unworthy of that task there she was asking. She told a story of how she was stopped in traffic…

A RESPONSE TO THE ACTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PC(USA)

A RESPONSE TO THE ACTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PC(USA) ____________________ September 7, 2014  ____________________   OUTLINE   FIRST THINGS Purpose Admission of Presuppositions Recognition of Disagreement Definitions Sin Tradition  ARGUMENTS Will of Society Versus the Will of God Authoritative Interpretation Alignment of a Congregation’s Will with the Will of God Arguments for…

Do You Have a Lump in Your Throat?

What causes a person to have a lump in their throat? I would suspect the common answer would be to say when something emotional happens that affects you on a deep level. For those that have served in the Armed Forces, those lumps in the throat come in many different shapes and sizes. I started…

What do YOU know about God?

Applying attributes to God is dangerous theological business. If the phrase, “Holy, Holy, Holy” were to be used to describe the Lord God Almighty, as described in Reginald Heber’s hymn, one would only begin to scratch the surface. But, even the repetition of “Holy” falls short. Tozer states, “Human character is not constant because the…

Are you fully human?

“Christ did not become partaker of our sins because he entered into fellowship with human infirmities.  He assumed the form of a servant without the stain of sin, making the human properties greater, but not detracting from the divine.” (McGrath, 281)      The importance of the Christ’s humanity cannot be understated.  Erickson states that if…