Forty days after Resurrection Sunday and ten days before Pentecost Sunday is technically the Day of the Ascension, when Christ was assumed to Heaven to sit at the right hand of God (see Acts 1:9-11). In the medieval church (and in the Roman Catholic Church to this day), this was typically considered a feast day. … Continue reading Should We Celebrate Ascension Sunday?
This week's New Testament readings are from Paul's letter to the Galatians. The letter was probably written around AD 49, just after Paul and Barnabas completed the First Missionary Journey and before the Council of Jerusalem, which was either that same year or in AD 50. This timing is important.
In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul tells the congregation there, “Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia). And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go. … Continue reading Appreciating Pentecost
In early April 2020, Jonah Goldberg observed in The Dispatch that one thing we were not hearing much of in this time of COVID-19 is any discussion of theodicy, that is, the justification of the existence, power, and goodness of God in the face of evil. It is an astute observation; in other times, there … Continue reading God, COVID-19, and Natural Woe
Our small groups at Christ Presbyterian Church are currently going through Ligonier’s course, The Attributes of God, taught by Steven Lawson, and the first attribute discussed was on the aseity of God. “Aseity” is not a term most people are familiar with, but it comes from Latin and according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary refers to the … Continue reading The Aseity of God (WCF 2.2)