Theology

Are there degrees of sin?

So, does Scripture teach there are degrees of sin? The answer is, yes, but in making such an affirmation one can never relativize the serious nature of all sin

Episode 36: Abraham Kuruvilla discusses hermeneutics and the gift of singleness.

On the season 3 finale of Pastor Well, Dr. York sits down with Abraham Kuruvilla (author; professor of preaching and pastoral ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary; diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology) to discuss hermeneutics and the gift of singleness.

I’m grateful J. I. Packer wrote theology for the church

Dr. Packer is now safe in the arms of his dear Savior, but what the writer of Hebrews says of Abel’s legacy of faith will be true of Packer for years to come: “though he died, he still speaks.”

Pastor, teach your church theological triage

Pastor, help your people see when it’s time to go to war and when it’s time for diplomacy.

How church history will help you defend the faith

John of Damascus (676-749) is a model for how rich theology fuels Christian evangelism.

3 questions to ask before adding to your statement of faith

Confessions of faith should function as guardrails, not a straightjacket.

How to find (and fix) your theological blindspots

We all hold systems of theology that are prone to particular doctrinal deficiencies.

If Christians can lose their salvation, we all lose the gospel

Denying the perseverance of the saints has absolutely devastating consequences.

What if the resurrection never happened?

Without Easter Sunday, Good Friday is just another Friday. It is Jesus’s resurrection that secured our resurrection (Col 2:12).

The resurrection really happened: textual criticism and Easter

The Bible’s authentic textual history won’t be confirmed by sensational discoveries. It will be confirmed by patient study and analysis of the evidence.

9 doctrines you need to know today

You can trust everything the Bible says about the Christian life. But these nine are among those the Bible emphasizes most often.

7 ways theology drives us to worship

To perceive God’s eternal power and divine nature and not respond with worship is to sinfully proclaim that God is unworthy — and nothing could be further from the truth.

Every religion claims to be historical (but only Christianity is)

Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Zoroastrianism make historical claims, but none are as reliable as Christianity.

5 things you need for better apologetics

Apologetics is the reverent, reasonable, and humble defense — through our words and through our lives — of the hope we have in the risen Christ.

A place for truth in a confused age

Nothing could be more dangerous than a theological seminary that is not clearly and explicitly and continually and always grounded in truth.

7 reasons you need church history

Wisdom from the past should be warmly embraced by Christians today.

God isn’t fair (and that’s a good thing)

What you and I need now more than ever is not fairness but forgiveness.

10 doctrines you need today (and every day)

If people believe false ideas, inevitably they act on them in disastrous ways. Theology matters.