Category Archives: Doctrine

Why I am a Christian

While this blog is dedicated primarily to my teaching and performing work as a brass player, over the nearly four years of writing here I have enjoyed occasionally writing about my views on various aspects and implications of the Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Assurance, Bible, Christian Worldview, Doctrine, Fatherhood of God, Francis Schaeffer, Practical Christianity, Salvation, The Future, Theology, Truth

Book Review: Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything by Steve DeWitt

As a music professor, a performing trombonist, and a Christian, I continually seek books that address fulfilling or considering my vocation in a God-glorifying manner. Books about “Christian music” are common, but often limited to discussing corporate worship, rarely inviting … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Book Reviews, Books, Christian Worldview, Doctrine, Doctrine of Vocation, Music, Music and Theology, Practical Christianity, Theology

Fatherhood as Metaphor?

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption as Christians, Bible, Doctrine, Fatherhood of God, Redemption, Salvation, Theology

Why I am a Gideon

In the fall of 2005, shortly after I began teaching at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, I applied for and was granted membership in The Gideons International. I had been familiar with this ministry for practically my entire life. … Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Denominations, Doctrine, Evangelism, The Gideons International, Theology

The Grass Is Not Always Greener (But It Is Still Pretty Nice)

The Presbyterian Church in America, of which the church my family attends and serves is a part, is an interesting denomination. Confessionally and historically its roots are in the old Southern Presbyterian tradition, which in turn derives from English and … Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Confessionalism, Covenant Theology, Doctrine, Practical Christianity, Predestination, Presbyterianism, Salvation, Theology

On Choosing a Church Home, Part Two

After publishing Part One of this short series back in September, I had hoped to take up the topic again in October. The brother of our Lord warned his readers to always consider their plans to be tentative at best, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Christian Sabbath, Confessionalism, Doctrine, Evangelism, Lord's Day, Practical Christianity, Predestination, Presbyterianism, Providence, Redemption, Salvation, Theology, Worship

The Sabbath Principle and the (Christian) Musician, Part Two

This week I am concluding the thoughts begun in a post from November 29. Those that have not yet read that post should begin with it before returning to this one. You might have noticed that this post first appeared … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Sabbath, Confessionalism, D.A. Carson, Doctrine, Doctrine of Vocation, Lord's Day, Music and Theology, Music and Worship, Practical Christianity, Presbyterianism, Theology