The Man who Looks Like Garbage

Filthy he walks under the weight of a pile of trash, Filthily they look on as his steps disgust the streets, Filthy is the stench of his trash. Filth gets him condemned, To God, a divine disgrace he’s declared. The man who looks like garbage   Into the abyss there he goes, Where would that

I Said, “You are gods…” Are We?

We had just come off a steamy trek in the mission field and as we rested in the temporary structure that housed the church which had hosted us, one of us muttered those words. The kind that raise eyebrows, to say the least. Everyone jumped in to silence the young man. What had just happened

How to: Be Holy

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48, ESV) I remember back then when I was stuck in charismatic spirituality; we never started a prayer without an attempt to first ‘purify’ ourselves, or make ourselves holy, or perfect as Jesus puts it in Matthew 5:48. I was convinced, both implicitly

The True Way of Salvation

With Paul we absolutely deny the possibility of self-merit. God never yet gave to any person grace and everlasting life as a reward for merit. The opinions of the papists are the intellectual pipe-dreams of idle pates, that serve no other purpose but to draw men away from the true worship of God. The papacy

The 5 Most Popular Articles of 2017

This past year was an eventful one. A lot of things happened including someone breaking into our office and taking off with our laptop computers. This event in particular dealt a blow to my writing spirit a great deal. All the projects I was working on for The Vertical Life were lost. That said, the