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Reformed at The Roots

When we first told our four year old son Luke that he was going to his dentist appointment, tears began to stream down his face. His was petrified. Luke had never been to the dentist and this was to be his first dental cleaning. Initially… Continue Reading “Reformed at The Roots”

Diary of a Dead Man

One of the biggest obstacles to a proper understanding of the Gospel is pride. It is the DNA of our fallen human nature apart from God. And pride can be found most evidently in religious people. The Pharisees were the perfect example of this.… Continue Reading “Diary of a Dead Man”

Is The Grace of God Irresistible?

No Christian would ever deny that God gives grace to sinners. Even the least studied among us would affirm the grace of God. We read about God’s grace in the scriptures, we sing about God’s grace in our hymns, and we praise God for His… Continue Reading “Is The Grace of God Irresistible?”

Three False Statements Made During Easter

We live in a consumerist culture at large. Everything in life is based on our personal preferences. Naturally, we go shopping at the stores that cater to our individual sense of fashion. We go to the restaurants that provide that food choices that tantalize… Continue Reading “Three False Statements Made During Easter”

The Greatest Need of the Church

When I was twelve years old, I was determined that I was going to be a professional skateboarder. I had received a brand new skateboard for my birthday and could successfully ride down my driveway without falling, so in my mind I was totally qualified. To… Continue Reading “The Greatest Need of the Church”

The Mystery of Election

You will never uncovered buried treasures by skimming the surface of a field. Digging must take place. This requires work on the part of the seeker. Not everyone has the patience or the determination to put into the task. But to those who persevere in the… Continue Reading “The Mystery of Election”

The Next Season; 5 Things To Look For in a Pastor

In the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3, King Solomon writes about the different seasons of life. A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to laugh, and a time to mourn. A time to plant, and a time to pluck… Continue Reading “The Next Season; 5 Things To Look For in a Pastor”

A Multigenerational Mindset

The morning of my wife’s fifteen week ultrasound was probably the biggest shock of my life. With four boys, we were absolutely sure that baby number five would round out our mini basketball team. We never in our wildest dreams expected to hear that… Continue Reading “A Multigenerational Mindset”

A Prayer of Revival for Us All

Repentance should always be the motivation in furthering our sanctification in the Lord. The human heart has to be constantly guarded, constantly examined, and constantly searched. Our flesh is so very prone to wander, and so apt to cast stones at others, particularly within… Continue Reading “A Prayer of Revival for Us All”

Loss of Focus

Family vacations are a blast in the Parish household. Especially the long car rides. With four boys in the back seat, the trips can get rather interesting. A few month ago we packed up the kids and headed towards our favorite vacation destination, Destin… Continue Reading “Loss of Focus”