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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 »

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 »

A Portrait of Faithful Ministry

Paul’s epistle to the Romans is widely celebrated for its detailed treatment of gospel truth and exhortation to transformed biblical living. It was the section of Scripture that led to Luther’s salvation and lit the fire of reformation in his heart. It’s a book that has been used by God to save, edify, and instruct … read more »