8 Songs Featuring God’s Transcendence

Recently, I wrote about the church's need to recover the doctrine of God's transcendence. You can read that post here. As an extension of that recovery which ought to come most naturally and fundamentally from the preaching of God's Word is song selection. Our theology is largely influenced by our doxology and vice versa. We... Continue Reading →

Recovering Transcendence in Corporate Worship

We ought to recover the doctrine of the transcendence of God and discover how it plays out in our corporate worship services. A. W. Tozer, that quotable pastor-theologian of the mid-20th century, once wrote: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” Our mindset when considering... Continue Reading →

Together for the Gospel 2018 Recap

I was recently privileged to attend the Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, KY. This is my second time to attend, and it has been a great experience both times. The conference brings strong preachers, great and challenging topics, and great community. In many ways, this conference operates as a salve to a pastor’s... Continue Reading →

Biblical Theology

“Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel” - Nick Roark and Robert Cline “Biblical Theology” is the latest installment of 9Marks’ Building Healthy Churches series. Each one of these little volumes is invaluable and readable. The need for biblical theology is as great as it has ever been, and I believe the authors... Continue Reading →

How Unsearchable His Ways

Soli Deo Gloria An Overview of “The Glory of God Alone” Soli Deo Gloria is the Latin motto that really encompasses all the other Solas. The phrase translated to English means “To God Alone Glory.” Everything redounds to the glory of God, and that is especially true in salvation. The doctrine of Soli Deo Gloria... Continue Reading →

Rest in Christ

An Overview of “Solus Christus” What is Solus Christus? Solus Christ is the Protestant doctrine stating that salvation is obtained through the person and work of Jesus Christ. I already posted that we are saved by grace alone and justified through faith alone (You can read those here and here). However, our faith alone needs... Continue Reading →

The Gift of God

An Overview of “Grace Alone” What is Sola Gratia? Sola Gratia is the Protestant doctrine that Christians are saved by God’s grace alone. The Bible teaches we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but believers are “justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption in Christ Jesus, whom... Continue Reading →

Freedom Through Faith Alone

An Overview of “Sola Fide” What is Sola Fide? Sola Fide is the doctrine, recovered in the Protestant Reformation, of salvation by faith alone. Sola Fide holds that believers are justified by faith alone. First, Sola Fide says believers are justified by faith. To be justified is to be declared righteous by God. This is... Continue Reading →

The Word Does the Work

An Overview of Sola Scriptura What is Sola Scriptura? The Protestant doctrine of Sola Scriptura is that the Christian Scriptures alone are the sole infallible rule of faith and practice.First, Sola Scriptura states that Scripture is infallible. To be infallible is to be incapable of making any mistakes. Because all of Scripture is breathed by... Continue Reading →

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