Book Review: “Mere Calvinism” by Jim Scott Orrick

Orrick, Jim Scott. Mere Calvinism. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2019. Summary: The book is intended to function as an introduction and basic defense of the doctrines of grace, or “Calvinism.” It is not a wholesale defense of Reformed doctrine, but rather focuses on the doctrine of salvation. The book consists of seven chapters. The first chapter is … More Book Review: “Mere Calvinism” by Jim Scott Orrick

10 Years a Member

Reflections on 10 Years of Membership at One Church In my entire life I have been a member at 2 churches. First, the church my parents raised me in. Second, the church I interned for in seminary and now pastor. I have spent most of my believing life at this current church. This year is … More 10 Years a Member

Getting the Most Out of 2020 Bible Reading

As 2019 comes to a close I’m sure many Christians are planning their 2020 Bible reading. In the past, we’ve shared links to several Bible reading plans, but today’s post is a little different. Perhaps the approach “quality, not quantity” should be considered when reading our Bible in 2020. In order to get the most … More Getting the Most Out of 2020 Bible Reading

When to Refuse Hospitality (Strauch)

Alexander Strauch wrote this wonderful book titled The Hospitality Commands, and I recommend it to you if you desire to learn more about biblical hospitality. Though I could reference many of the positive instructions on hospitality from the book, I want to highlight some of his comments on Christians refusing hospitality. This section was very intriguing. When … More When to Refuse Hospitality (Strauch)