Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Problem is Not Ultimately Behavior it is Desire

Matthew 15:16-18--And he [Jesus] said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

I love theology. I love gaining insight drawn out of the truth of God's word that points to his attributes and glory. I love seeing how all of the doctrines of Scripture find their home in God's creation and redemption of both humanity and the cosmos through his Son, who is also an accurate depiction of the Father, as the book of Hebrews says, “he is radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature” (Heb. 1:3). But it is also apparent to me that I am not a neutral observer of God's acts and words in history but a needy recipient of his work. Mike Horton puts it aptly, “What happens for us is the basis for what happens to us and in us.” We are actors in God's divine drama culminating in the redemption and rule of the cosmos through Christ.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Its Been A Long Time

"...I shouldn't have left you, without a dope beat to step to."

Yeah, thats my corny title.  But it has been a long time. Over a year and a half later (since my last post) I am in the middle of the semester in my first year at The Master's Seminary.  Glory to God that he has lead me through this rough part of the wilderness, although I am quite sure there are many trials and tribulations ahead.  I actually shouldn't be blogging right now but either sleeping or reading.  Though, I do want to change the purpose for which I blog.  Rather than this site be a way for me to track my growth as I prepare for the pastorate only, I want to also include links, insights, and any kind of media that can either be helpful to anyone who stumbles across and for anything that I might encounter in the future with regards to study, teaching, philosophy of ministry, etc.  Let's make this site work practically, especially as a means to help others long term even if it only helps me help others.  Time to get crackin'.