Have you ever stopped to consider the vast scope of the universe? It’s a humbling thing to do! They say if you hold up a grain of sand to the sky that the patch of sky it covers would span roughly 100 billion stars! Wow! And Psalm 104 states that the Lord stretches out the heavens […]

This was our second week of going through the Psalms at Mount Hood Christian Center. We looked at Psalm 1 during my first week in the pulpit, and last Sunday we spent our time studying Psalm 6. Now, Psalm 6 doesn’t get a lot of air time, because Psalm 6 is what you would call a lament. And […]

During my first week in the pulpit of Mount Hood Christian Center, I preached out of Psalm 1. And in it I shared a bit of vision. There are three points, inspired by the Psalm, that I would like our church to remember and be doing. And they are this: Delighting in God’s Word – […]

I love books and I love lists. So this is one of my favorite things to do — compile a top 10 list of my favorite reads of the year. I should be honest, though, many of these books were not read, but listened to. I have an hour and a half commute everyday, and, honestly, […]

Zondervan Academic has introduced a series entitled New Studies in Dogmatics. General Editors, Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain, have recognized that modern theology has shown great facility in the fields of exegesis and history yet, constructively speaking, has displayed “a sideways drift rather than an upward progression…” Therefore these new studies endeavor to advance […]

While spending some time in the Gospel of Luke I was taken back by how MANY times Jesus told a story. One right after another, after another, after another! It was almost non-stop. Just about every time Jesus was questioned or called upon to give an answer he would essentially say, “Well… once upon a time…” […]

I just finished reading, For Calvinism, by Michael Horton, in which he conducts a fine survey of the Calvinist worldview. He does a great job of showing how Reformed Theology stands for much more than just the 5 points of TULIP. Horton is to be commended for explaining Calvinism (often juxtaposing it with Arminianism) in such an […]

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