Hermeneutics can be simply defined as the science of interpretation. It can be applied to the interpretation of any sort of literature, but is used often to speak of interpreting … Continue reading What is Hermeneutics?
I am a believer, husband, and father who loves serving the Lord and the local church. I am currently an associate pastor of youth/discipleship and a pastoral research assistant for three pastors. Educationally, I have a BA and an MA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Criswell College. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. My research interests include the early church and Greco-Roman voluntary associations (and especially the relationship between the two!).
Last week I wrote a brief post discussing the seemingly contradictory doctrines of God’s sovereignty and man’s free will. Today I want to flesh that out a little further with … Continue reading More on Sovereignty and Free Will
The intricate relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s free will is an age-old debate. The question applies specifically to salvation, but to other areas of life as well. Has God … Continue reading Are We Really Free to Choose?
The New Testament obviously has a lot to say about Christ. Even the Old Testament has a lot to say about Him, for that matter. Yet there are four New … Continue reading High Christology in the New Testament
Today, churches come in all shapes and sizes. There are mega-churches and tiny country churches. There are newly planted churches and well-established churches. There are churches that meet in church … Continue reading Where Did the Church Come From?
Is the Trinity biblical? Well, it depends on how you define the term “biblical.” The word Trinity is never used in the Bible, but the theological concept of God’s three-in-one-ness … Continue reading Is the Trinity Biblical?
I spent all of last week at a wonderful place — Falls Creek youth camp in Davis, Oklahoma. The worship was led by Met Collective, whose leader is Matt Roberson. … Continue reading Worship, Memory, and Doubt
I just finished writing a series of lessons from Proverbs that I will teach to our group at youth camp next week. Many of the proverbs were written by Solomon … Continue reading What is the Place of Good Works?
Yesterday, the United States of America celebrated its independence. This means that countless Americans spent the day poolside, grilling burgers and watching firework displays. This also means that countless churches … Continue reading Should We Worship God and Country?
BONUS VIDEOS + MORE: www.patreon.com/helpmebelieve What is the church? Is it more than a building? Is it global, local, or both? In this week’s video, Travis gives a definition of … Continue reading What is the Local Church?
You may or may not know it, but June is marked as gay pride month. This past Sunday, June 24th, thousands joined to march for gay pride. This included my … Continue reading Did Jesus Have Two Dads?