The Perpetual Virginity of the Church

Matthew says that the birth of Jesus is the fulfillment of Matthew’s prophecy of the virgin giving birth to a son whose name will be Immanuel. In the context of Isaiah, the birth of Immanuel is given as a sign to King Ahaz that the military plots against Judah will not stand. If Ahaz fears…

Who Carry the Terms of Surrender

Really like Jamie Soles’ paraphrase of the Beatitudes found on his album Weight of Glory: Blessed(Matthew 5:2-11) Blessed are the poor in spiritThose who recognize their povertyThose who know that they have nothing to bringThe kingdom of heaven is theirsBlessed are the ones that mournThose who grieve for their iniquityThose who demonstrate repentance and faithTheir…

My Song is Love Unknown

I posted this a while back. It was my homily from our Good Friday service last year, but it seems fitting for Christmas as well. The text is also available here at the Credenda site.

Cycle of Generations

In his new book The Four, Peter Leithart notes that the gospel of Matthew begins with a number of similarities to Genesis. Matthew begins with a “book of generations” which is one of the organizing principles of the book of Genesis (cf. 2:4, 5:1, etc.). He also notes some resemblances between Matthew’s gospel and the…

An Evangelist

“An evangelist is a man who, by speaking of Jesus, changes his own mind; by being in process, he leads others into the same process.” Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Fruit of the Lips, 22-23.

Reformission Rev. Review Pt. 1: Prayer and Calling

Another book review for you. I just recently read Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev. And it was really good. There are some obvious areas in theology and church life that we differ on, but Driscoll’s passion to love and obey Jesus through planting and leading a church is a fun and encouraging story…

God is a Dragon

My closing charge to the congregation yesterday at Trinity keyed off of the image Peter Leithart used in his sermon of Isaiah as a “fire-breather” (Is. 6). Having touched his lips with a coal from the altar, Isaiah became like one of the seraphim, one of the fire breathers of God who is commissioned to…

Now That Your Mouth Is On Fire…

Every Lord’s Day we confess that as we gather together in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, this Triune God ushers us into His presence. We confess that we are gathered at this very moment in the Most Holy presence of the King of the Universe, and as Pastor Leithart has reminded…

The Jesus Fund

Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matt. 6:24)This next week we will celebrate Christmas, and while Mammon would always compete for your affection…

Driscoll on Men and Marriage

This sermon is listed on the Resurgence website as the single most watched sermon by Mark Driscoll. It really is quite good. It’s a sermon directed at men, and I think most men would do well to check it out. The sermon actually begins at about 6.5 minutes into the video.