Book Review: The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

During last year, I spent a good amount of time reading on books dealing with sanctification. While there are many books that address this teaching, I’ve come to realize that most books on this topic within Reformed circles have two basic problems: (1) they merely repeat and/or reword the doctrine of sanctification found in Reformed…

The Resurrection (Defining Evangelism)

You can listen to the audio lesson here. You can also find the “Working Definition of Evangelism” here. _______________________ DEFINING EVANGELISM PART IV – Redemption Accomplished Lesson Ten: The Resurrection “4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you…

Christ’s Obedience in Death (Defining Evangelism)

You can listen to the audio lesson here. You can also find the “Working Definition of Evangelism” here. _______________________ DEFINING EVANGELISM PART IV – Redemption Accomplished Lesson Nine: Christ’s Obedience in Death “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put…

Black Spirituality and Reformed Spirituality, a Comparison (Full)

Recently, I’ve finished a blog series which compared the spirituality of traditional, devout Black Christians to Reformed spirituality. The goal of this mini-series was to answer the following question: Why aren’t there more Black Reformed Christians? The central thesis of this series is that diverging views of Christian spirituality is the essential reason why devout Black Christians generally…

Syncretism in Black Spirituality

In my last blog, I mentioned that Reformed spirituality places a strong emphasis on our inseparable union with Christ and our abiding communion with Christ. A classic statement of this concept can be found in Calvin’s Institutes, Volume 2, Part 16 We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ (Acts 4:12).…