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…

5 Spiritual Benefits of Diet and Exercise

We all know that proper nutrition and exercise are important, but our reasons for believing so are not often tied to our Christian worldview. Worse, so many of our motivations in this arena stem from a root of vanity, either in all-out narcissism or in self-loathing (which is nothing but a particularly deceptive form of…

Fellowship and Discipleship in Quarantine

Here at Bone of Bones we were recently joking about how our normal, daily lifestyles are now being called quarantine. While we introverts are more equipped to deal with the current situation, most Christians have seen their spiritual lives drastically impacted. With churches canceling Sunday services, bible studies, and other gatherings, the dent in fellowship…

The Pelagianism of Cherubs

You know those cherub figurines? The chubby cheeks and perfectly tousled hair, chins resting thoughtfully in palms, newly sprouted wings, angelic eyes aglow? Harmless, right? But what if I told you there was a sinister heresy behind those winsome smiles, a dark theology imbedded in the lure of baby fat? "Two Cherubs" by Raffaello Sanzio…

Jesus Is Not Your Boyfriend!

I’ll try to keep this short and sweet as we’ve previously touched on the importance of mindfulness in worship, but we need to address a persistent trend in Christian music that should go the way of the dodo before it’s allowed even a swan song. I’m referring to the ongoing proliferation of lyrics that romanticize…