I’m excited to be teaching several Integrated Humanities courses, as well as Apologetics, at Logos Online School this year! I sent out this letter to the parents of my students, and thought it might be helpful for others who want know more about our approach to education. Thank you for honoring us with the opportunityContinue reading “Letter to Parents”
In “The Hymn of the Eucharist,” a sermon delivered before the observance of the Lord’s Supper, the renowned pastor and theologian J.W. Alexander (1804-1859) expounded on the significance of Jesus singing a hymn with his disciples after their celebration of the Passover, and before his arrest, trial, and crucifixion (Matt. 26:30). Alexander extols the powerfulContinue reading “A Great Treasury of Praise & Prayer – J.W. Alexander on the Psalms”
As I finish up my PhD through the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam on communion frequency in Reformed churches, I’m starting to take notes on another research project. It’s focused on how Christianity has impacted society, and how the Gospel has transformed cultures. I’m not leaving behind my decades of research into worship and the Lord’sContinue reading “Teaching History with “Affectionate Realism””
I just picked up David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize winning-biography of John Adams, our 2nd president and one of the key leaders in birth of the United States of America. As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s founding, even in the middle of chaos, confusion, and heart-ache, it’s helpful to learn about what inspired leaders likeContinue reading “Leadership & Hope for the Future”
In chaotic times, we search for direction. What do you do in the middle of a pandemic? Riots? Racial strife and wars? A collapsing economy? Christians have been through all of this before. This is one of the main reasons we should study history. We realize that, though our times are full of trials andContinue reading “Why Study the Medieval Period?”
The prevalence of the modern hospital is rooted in religion. More specifically, hospitals as we know them were an outgrowth of the early Christian movement.
“There is one aspect of modern science and machinery that nobody has noticed. It is quite new, and it is enormously important. It is this; that the very fact of using new methods makes it easier to fall back on old morals, especially if they are very immoral morals.” These prescient words came from theContinue reading “Chesterton on Modern Science & Morality”
Martin Luther did not mean to start the Reformation. In 1517, Luther, a teacher of theology in Germany, posted some items for an academic discussion on the church door in Wittenberg (really a community bulletin board back then). At this point in his career, he had no intention to break away from the Roman CatholicContinue reading “Training the Next Generation of Reformers”
The Bible’s teaching on slavery is controversial, to say the least. This post will not attempt to untangle the knots and will only focus on one verse in the New Testament. Ephesians 6:9 is a good example of how understanding Biblical (Koine) Greek helps us understand the truly radical message of the Bible. Dr. FrederickContinue reading “Paul’s Revolutionary Command to Slave-Holders”
Although certain similarities did exist between the “mystery religions” and early Christianity, the differences are stark. Not only that–the differences highlight features of Christianity that ultimately made it a more compelling movement in the first century A.D.