Theology Category

How Many Times Was Jesus Anointed? A Comparison of the Four Gospels

Recently I preached a sermon from Mark 14:3-11 which records an account of Jesus being anointed with expensive perfume by an anonymous woman a few days before his crucifixion. You can view that sermon below if you’d like: In my study for this message, I came across a bit of a dilemma. The four gospels […]

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Dear Christian, Let’s Talk About Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson is in the news again, first for his scathing criticism of diversity, equity, and inclusion policies in higher education—which caused him to recently resign from the University of Toronto—and shortly thereafter for his hours-long interview on the famous/infamous Joe Rogan podcast. Peterson has been a popular figure for several years now with millions […]

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Responding to Government Tyranny

In the previous two posts (see here and here), we have established a framework from Scripture for how we should view the government. To recap quickly: Human authority is not bad in and of itself God has ultimate authority He has delegated some authority to human governments Human governments serve God and people by enforcing […]

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On God’s Good Gift of Government

To those who know me, it is no secret that I have been very critical of the Canadian and Ontario government over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. By and large, I stand behind those criticisms. But I was challenged recently by a conversation with other believers that left me feeling like I was unintentionally […]

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On Authority and Spheres of Governance

What does the Bible say about authority in general, and what does it say about government authority in particular? These are the questions this post aims to address. Scripture is not silent on these issues, and they are important ones we should grapple with so as to obey God’s Word in all areas of life. […]

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Where Do You Draw the Line?

People think in terms of categories. We can’t help it; it’s part of human nature. Categories help us to organize the world in a way that makes sense and allows us to (hopefully) make useful decisions within that framework. Because our minds tend to work this way, we categorize not only things or events but […]

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Back to the Garden: He Created Them Male and Female

We are living in strange times. With COVID-19, political unrest, racial tensions, big tech overreach, and mass globalization, there is always something in the news to garner our attention. Here I want to turn away from some of those things for a moment and focus on an issue that was at the forefront of our […]

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Interview With Corey Miller of Ratio Christi

Today I had the pleasure of sitting down with Corey Miller, CEO of Ratio Christi. Ratio Christi is an international apologetics organization that specializes in outreach on school campuses. In this interview, we discuss the unique nature of Ratio Christi, the need for intellectual and thoughtful evangelism, the challenges of reaching the next generation, and […]

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The Sin Beneath the Sin

I recently watched an interesting debate between two pastors on the topic of homosexuality and how Christianity views it. I didn’t really want to comment much on it here; I’d encourage you to go watch the 2-part series for yourself if you’re interested. But there was one line in particular that really caught my attention […]

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War of Words: Christians Are Becoming Secularized Because of Shifting Definitions

“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going” – Rita Mae Brown “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” – George Orwell “Language is power, in ways more literal than most people think. When we speak, we exercise the […]

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