What Hath Geneva to do with Your Pulpit? How Calvin’s Theology of Preaching Can Impact Your Preaching

The name John Calvin can invoke various caricatures of a cold and emotionless theologian. Maybe you read the name and you have a visceral reaction to the very idea of Calvinism. Perhaps you were part of the “Young, Restless, Reformed” movement and champion... Read More »

Advice for Interim Pastors

I have had the joy of serving as an interim pastor in fourteen churches. Each church is different, but each has certain common needs during the interim period. Whether a pastor has left the church on good terms or on good grounds or not, the transition time be... Read More »

Preach Penal Substitutionary Atonement

The penal substitutionary theory of the atonement is a core doctrine within Christianity. There are many metaphors for the atonement that are useful, understandable, and true.[1]See Colin E. Gunton, The Actuality of Atonement: A Study of Metaphor, Rationality ... Read More »

Theological Snobbery

Seemingly, when Jesus dealt with the religious establishment of his day, he found them perfectly myopic and blind to the reality of who he was. They had a theological impediment that would not allow them to see Jesus as anything other than one whose teachings ... Read More »

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