We Call Each Other to Worship Jesus

The final post from Troy McLaughlin (part 1 | part 2)… Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be glory given! The Lordship and incarnation of the Son, as well as the resulting joy among men, are reiterated here. As before, emphasized is the general glorification of God in the specific… Read more »

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Continued from this post by guest blogger Troy McLaughlin… The initial “O come, all ye faithful” has but three goals in mind: adore Him, adore Him, and adore Him. Today, the meaning of this word, “adore,” has been watered down such that professional athletes and musicians are “adored” by fans, and young children are frequently… Read more »

The Best Christmas Song: A Call to Worship Jesus

Guest post by Troy McLaughlin… I am a lover of Christmas songs. So much so that when I attempt to prohibit Christmas songs in our home until after Thanksgiving (out of respect for Thanksgiving), I am usually the first to violate the prohibition. Timeless hymns, classic carols, modern tunes. The kind of Christmas song makes… Read more »

Are You A Hater?

There’s a lot of talk about haters these days. And in most contexts it’s not usually a good thing. But for the Christian, there is something we must hate because God hates it. What is it? “Love without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9 God wants us to respond to… Read more »

The Future of Protestantism

If this the future of Protestantism, I must protest. When asked specifically if the differences between Protestants, Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox are salvific, none of the panelists said yes. They all seem to believe that Christian unity is grounded upon sacraments and confessions and pastoral care. The gospel is apparently ambiguous and hard to define, or… Read more »