The Biblical Counseling movement started through Jay Adams' discontentment with the influence of secular psychology on seminary curriculum for pastors. While Biblical Counseling as a movement is relatively young, Christian pastoral care has existed since the days of the early church. In the spirit of historical questions such as "where was justification by faith before... Continue Reading →
Here is a sermon preached at First Baptist Church Dublin on November 11, 2018, on Hebrews 1:1-4 titled "Who is Jesus?". A video of the service can be seen here.
Here is a sermon preached at First Baptist Church Dublin on October 14, 2018, on Hebrews 1:1-2 titled "God Has Spoken". A video of the service can be seen here.
It is seldom today one finds a person or a relationship not impacted in some capacity by pornography. A study done in 2008 showed that 93% of boys and 63% of girls are exposed to pornography in their adolescent years.1 Particularly in marriages pornography can have a devastating effect. Viewing pornography increases the rate of... Continue Reading →
In 1898, Dutch Reformed theologian Abraham Kuyper delivered the Stone Foundation Lectures at Princeton University. His topic: Calvinism. At the turn of the century, from the European vantage point of the Netherlands, surrounded by Liberalism's positivism entrenched in the churches and universities of Europe, Abraham Kuyper set out to recapture a holistic vision and understanding... Continue Reading →
Here is a sermon preached at First Baptist Church Dublin on September 16, 2018, on Romans 4:20 titled "The Faith Fueling Nature of Glorifying God". A video of the service can be seen here.
Imagine living on the cusp of the 16th century. Political and religious turmoil mark the land. Areas that spark with religious activity are anticipating something big, even the end of the world. And then the news comes. A new land has been found. A land like the garden of Eden, untouched by civilization with endless... Continue Reading →
Throughout history, few passages of Scripture have received the amount of attention and commentary as the Sermon on the Mount. One of the peaks of Scripture as well as the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 5-7 present a Christian summation of ethical living. In addressing Old Testament law, eschatological expectation, and practical exhortations, the passage presents... Continue Reading →
There are few seasons of life quite as unique as engagement--that brief period of time between singleness and marriage where two people prepare to spend the rest of their lives together. Each moment, or even second, brings them closer to the chapel. The couple carries with them the aroma of excitement and anticipation, where... Continue Reading →