Eternally Safe & Secure in Christ: Calvinism vs. Dispensationalism
Both Calvinists and Dispensationalists believe that the Christian is eternally secure in Christ. As Jesus had declared, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can […]Continue reading
How to Prepare your Congregation for a Transition? A Healthy Transition Tells More than Just the Health of a Church and Its Leadership.
PART 1 I have recently accepted the call to be the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Metuchen, NJ. It has been over a decade now that I […]Continue reading
Can We Trust a Historically False Document To Be Theologically Accurate?
In his book, The Bible Among the Myths, John N. Oswalt states, “If the historical basis on which the supposed revelation [the Bible] rested was false, then why should we […]Continue reading
What Is Biblical Theology and Its Relationship to the Other Disciplines?
What would happen to a church or denomination that does not actively learn or apply biblical and systematic theology to its teaching ministry? Has this happened to your church or […]Continue reading
Journal Article Review: Theological Atomism by Charlton William
Introduction The purpose of this review is to critique the work of William Charlton on Theological Atomism. The review will examine the idea of atomism from the perspective of the […]Continue reading
Mother’s Day: Finding Strength in a Nightmare in Pakistan
When I first became a mom in 2016, I used to have a recurring nightmare that my 3rd floor walkup apartment in New York City was on fire, and I had just minutes to not only get my babies to safety, but to also gather whatever we would need to survive out of the home. My nightmares always took place in the winter, so I had flashes of tossing warm clothes for everyone into bags and chucking them out the window onto the street. I always comforted myself with how unlikely that was to actually happen, but in the Fall of 2018, I found myself in exactly that situation. Though this time it wasn’t a fire rushing us out the door to safety, it was the threat of an angry mob in Pakistan coming for my family.Continue reading
Why an Accurate Cultural Perspective Helps with Contextualization of the Message and the Church
There is no command in the Bible to plant churches, but “A Great Commission theology supports the missionary practice of church planting,” which “includes the missio dei, incarnation, and the […]Continue reading
Book Review: Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting by J. D. Payne.
The book is “an introduction to the Whats, Whys and Hows of Global Church Planting.” The most noticeable theme is Kingdom expansion through disciple-making in the apostolic church, which is […]Continue reading