I’m enjoying this excellent biography, the Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson, written by his Chaplain, Robert L. Dabney (a Confederate States Army chaplain, and reformed Theologian). The following are some excerpts, as well as my thoughts and applications. Chapter IV – Life in Lexington Jackson now professes faith in Christ and has been baptized.
In one of the many churches I’ve discerningly visited here in the Bible Belt, the pastor told me that Christians who refuse to apply for membership are intentionally “avoiding church discipline.” I suspect he was referring to me because, at that time, I had visited that church for three months (though no longer there). But
A friend from California emailed the below video to me. This incident occurred back on March 31, 2020, and a judge recently ordered its release for public view. This video depicts multiple California Highway Patrol officers having blood drawn from a DUI suspect. The suspect had refused to comply and resisted the lawful demands of
The reason I decided to make this blog post is this. Today I watched a video of a professing Christian telling anyone that does not agree with his public display of alcoholic consumption to more or less pound sand. That’s the inconsiderate selfish arrogance that we must push back on. I say this with love
In this video a man sitting at the bar tells me that “John 3:16 & 17 are his favorite verses.” No doubt he had an ‘intellectual belief,’. but…
Take note that this preacher gave this sermon in Ireland, where alcohol abuse is prominent. Needless to say, this message was given in a land hostile to this message. But sadly many professing Christians (and some pastors) within America have become hostile towards abstinence, sober mindedness, and sound messages like this. Those of you that
I often use the ESV translation. But like all other translations, it has its strengths and weaknesses. For example in 1 Timothy chapter 3, the Apostle Paul laid down the standard for the ‘minimal qualifications’ to be an Elder or Pastor. In verse 3a it says that an Elder or Pastor, must not be a