Evan Hansen, Calvinism, and Holiness

I love musicals. I love how musical themes that are present in songs at the beginning of musicals come to a head again and again throughout the entirety of the show (the Bible is much the same way. If you study Biblical theology you will see themes that repeat over…

Wretched Idolatry

The Bible is not always as PG-rated as we would like to think. While teaching the Bible in a flippant manner is not good, I also think that there is a shock value in many Biblical texts that we are supposed to steep in rather than gloss over. Here in…

Self-Help and Gimmicks

“If you go all in and all out for the cause of Christ, there will be setbacks along the way. But remember this: Without a crucifixion there can be no resurrection! And when you have a setback, you do not take a step back, because God is already preparing your…

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Matthew 5:48 used to put me in chains. Be perfect therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect. – Matthew 5:48 In college, this verse led to so much pain in my life. Instead of realizing this verse was to show us that we could never measure up to the perfection…

Grace Isn't For Me

Yesterday, I forgot the gospel. The day before, I forgot the gospel. Tuesday, I forgot the gospel. Now, I obviously don’t have a memory loss problem. (I mean not that I know of.) What I do have is a heart that is fleshly, a heart that is sinful, a heart…

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