The Van Gogh That Breaks My Heart

The Van Gogh That Breaks My Heart Vincent van Gogh aspired to become a Calvinist pastor, like his dad. He pursued ministry in the Dutch Reformed Church until he hit a roadblock by failing his academic training, and then experienced what personal failure often breeds: disillusionment. He became disenchanted with pastoral ministry…

The Grand Mis-reading of the Invisible Rapture Folk

For my pre-mill, dispensationalist friends:In Matthew 24:36-42 Jesus says that His return will be like the days of Noah. People were eating and drinking, and being given in marriage, but the flood came and “took them all away”. Similarly, when Christ returns, “There shall be two men in the field; one is taken, and the…

Melito-Origen

Did you know: Origen charged Melito of Sardis with heresy?  Gasp! Yes, Origen believed that the beloved Melito taught the corporeality of God.  But Origen probably mistook Melito’s teaching about the incarnation as teaching about the being of God as consisting eternally as a body.

Christ and Acts

It has been a long while since I have posted anything, due to the fact that my wife and my seminary studies and my preaching and teaching have been my priorities.  However, I have decided that in between writing essays and sermons I need to have some sort of place to scrawl my ramblings into…