Reformation21

Reformation21

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is an alliance of many speakers and writers (contributors) standing on Reformed confessionality and biblical fidelity, and desiring nothing more than to serve the Church. This post is motivated by the recent action of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals...
As we saw in our last post , when God forsakes, He hides His face from the one He forsakes, turns him over to his enemies, and is angry with him . All of this happened to Jesus while He suffered for sinners on the cross. It was a real, objective forsakenness. As a follow-up, this post will simply...
For centuries, Roman Catholics and Protestants have sparred over their many differences. Every aspect of their theologies have been carefully examined, contrasted, and debated by church leaders and theologians on both sides of the Tiber. However, it has been far less common for Western theologians...
Every so often, atrocities rise to the level of global attention in a way that triggers and disturbs our conscience, and evokes a collective outcry of “No! This isn’t right! This needs to stop.” These instances are sadly rare, not in the sense that the atrocities are rare—they are not—but rare in...
Note: The following is adapted from An Introduction to Theological Anthropology . ... That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Eph. 3:19). With all the noise of contemporary culture, it might seem rather ambitious to advance a theological vision of the human. In the present...
How is it that our perceived contentment can fluctuate so dramatically? The new clothes we used to love now seem hopelessly out of date. We appreciated that pay-raise until we acclimated to new spending habits. We thought we had a fine home until we visited that friend’s house that makes ours feel...
My last post on the cross focused on two questions: 1) Did God kill Jesus on the cross, and 2) was Jesus damned by God on the cross? This post seeks to answer another question: Was Jesus truly, objectively forsaken by God on the cross, or did He merely feel forsaken? Nick Batzig opens an excellent...
Shallow worship music has received a lot of well-deserved criticism. The very fact that worship has been industrialized, marketed, and filtered for Instagram is disconcerting. There are bright spots in modern worship—thank you Gettys and friends—but, too often, songs are paper-thin, or just...
Dear Christian, if the events of 2020 haven’t caused you to realize this world is not your home, I’m not sure what will. In my own state, the stay at home restriction was at long-last lifted only for a city-wide curfew to be enforced hours later due to potential rioting and looting later that...
I’m neither black nor white. I’m brown, or Asian American. And I’m a Christian; therefore, I want to address racism and rioting from a biblical point of view. Here are some thoughts on these issues: 1. There’s only one race on earth, and that is Adam’s race. Regardless of your skin color, your...