Paid by the Convert: Revivalism in America

Today I'm linking an enlightening video on revivalism in the United States and why American churches today incorporate practices such as altar calls, mindless repetition in music, spontaneous baptisms, speaking in tongues, and other forms of emotionalism in worship. Of particular interest is the fact that some preachers during this revival period worked on commission,…

Jesus is Lord of All, Not Lord of A Lot

I went into watching this Paul Washer video because I was interested in learning more about biblical courtship. Instead, I got a powerful reminder of why we, as Christians, need to affirm that our commitment to Christ extends into every aspect of our lives. Synchronization of culture and Christianity is NOT an option in the…

How to Overcome Secular Brainwashing

If you’re reformed, you have likely heard the expression semper reformanda (always reforming). This phrase was meant as a rally cry for the church to be continually reevaluating traditions and beliefs to ensure accordance with the Word of God. At the heart of the sentiment is an emphasis on purifying both doctrine and practice (theology…

There Are No Such Things as Giants

Two things happen simultaneously when a well-known Christian dies. First, Christians wonder what will happen to his or her ministry, who will fill such big shoes, "what will we do without so and so?" Second, the naysayers begin dredging up every negative fact and scandal to smear his/her name while the deceased teacher's followers go…