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Monthly Archives: June 2016

An Imminent Attack on Religious Liberty

An important message from The Master’s College: Many of our alumni, students, parents and friends have been watching the current events surrounding the California Bill SB 1146. [For an overview of this bill, see here.] This is NOT just another piece of legislation; this is a critical issue that will directly affect the future of The … read more »

The Bold Legacy of John Calvin’s Co-Pastor

Four hundred and fifty two years ago, on May 2, 1564, John Calvin, on the brink of death, wrote his last letter. It began: “Farewell, my best and most worthy brother. Since God has determined that you should survive me in this world, live mindful of our union, which has been so useful to the … read more »

London Burning

During my early school years, a centuries old children’s nursery rhyme still remained popular among the children of my English school playground. London’s burning, London’s burning; Fetch the engines, fetch the engines; Fire, fire! Fire, fire! Pour on water, pour on water. Although the specific origins of the nursery rhyme are unknown, the words within are … read more »

George Whitefield: Calvinist Evangelist

George Whitefield, the famed 18th century evangelist known for crossing the Atlantic Ocean thirteen times, was an instrumental figure in the Great Awakening. Also known as the “Grand Itinerant”, Whitefield often preached outdoors to crowds upwards of 20,000 people. He was a passionate proclaimer of the gospel of Jesus Christ, urging lost souls to be born again. … read more »

John Bunyan, Joy, and Suffering

John Bunyan is best known as the author of Pilgrim’s Progress; however, he has left behind a far greater treasure than any of his books, sermons, or achievements. Perhaps the greatest gift that John Bunyan left to us was the incredible story of his joy in his sufferings for the Gospel. To understand the legacy … read more »

Preaching at Great Cost

It’s an accurate statement that true character is drawn out through the pressures of life. Ernie Baker, of The Master’s College, teaches that the heart of man is like a tea bag, just add hot water to find out what’s in it. The choice is fight or flight. Surely, preachers are subject to this element. … read more »

A Call for Farmer Theologians

By God’s grace I was saved as a teenager under the ministry of faithful ministers at a Southern Baptist church in Houston, Texas. I am tremendously thankful for the men who took the time to love and care for me, faithfully (and patiently) teaching me about Christ and the gospel. Still, until I went to … read more »

The Ideal Seminarian

What are we looking for in a seminarian? Or, for those of you who are considering going into the ministry, how should you evaluate yourself to see whether you’re likely to thrive throughout training for the pastorate? The four traits currently examined for our Honors Scholarship Program summarize what we at The Master’s Seminary look for … read more »

The Recent Trinitarian Debate

Here is my attempt at a very brief summary of the current debate/discussion surrounding the eternal functional subordination (EFS) of the Son to the Father 1. We all know the incarnate Son submits to the Father, but is His submission something that extends to His eternal role/relationship as Son? Is the Son subordinate to the … read more »

Holy Humor?

The danger of being a comedian in the pulpit.  If there could be one word that summarizes the culture in which we live, that word would be “superficial.” We live in a juvenile, adolescent, immature, superficial society. People live for escapism and entertainment. They spend countless billions each year to experience larger-than-life sensations at amusement parks and … read more »