Sola Fide

It’s Not Up to You

It’s Not Up to You

You have to believe me when I say that it’s not my intent to carry on eviscerating children’s television. I’m only in my late-twenties but I fear my online persona at times comes across too curmudgeonly. Nevertheless, the vocals from my 2-year-old’s favorite Disney Junior show recently assaulted my eardrums . . . and my theology.

Obedience That’s Already Finished

Obedience That’s Already Finished

The rich young ruler’s inquiry to the Lord Jesus in Mark 10:17–22 (along with Matt. 19:16–22; Luke 10:25–28) remains increasingly prescient for us today. I would say that it’s most likely the hottest burning question on everyone’s tongue, even if it’s not explicitly admitted; that question being, “How do I secure a spot in heaven?”

Dependent, Obedient, Biblical Faith

Dependent, Obedient, Biblical Faith

When endeavoring to define faith in the biblical sense, teachers and preachers hasten to bring their audience to Hebrews 11. This, of course, is the “faith chapter,” or the “hall of faith” (as it’s commonly called), in which we’re made to see this heroic faithfulness as displayed in the lives of many prominent Scriptural figures.

A Forgotten Reformer: Aonio Paleario’s The Benefits Christ’s Death

A Forgotten Reformer: Aonio Paleario’s The Benefits Christ’s Death

October has come and gone, but the bustling and buzz of the Protestant Reformation can still be seen and felt. The pulse of evangelicalism is louder than usual about the Reformation because we’re coming up on the 500 year anniversary of that fateful day in 1517.

Pushing on a Pull Door

Pushing on a Pull Door

How many of you are familiar with Gary Larson’s The Far Side? Anyone? No? Well, briefly, The Far Side is a nationally circulated, single-panel comic depicting surrealistic scenes bathed in awkward social situations and anthropomorphized characters who offer humorous and sometimes insightful perspectives on the issues of life.

Don’t Stop Believing: The Error of Falling into “Works” After Being Given Salvation

Don’t Stop Believing: The Error of Falling into “Works” After Being Given Salvation

If you’re anything like me, then you love your ‘80s music — especially the tried and true ballads from the seminal group, Journey. I’ve always said that if I could go back in time, I’d have their hit “Faithfully” played on repeat at my wedding. But, perhaps their most famous song is their 1981 single “Don’t Stop Believin’.”