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!).

What is Hermeneutics?

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?

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More on Sovereignty and Free Will

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

High Christology in the New Testament

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

Should We Teach Doctrine to Children?

Doctrine is just a fancy word that means “teaching” or “something that is taught.” In the church, we use the term doctrine to refer to the teachings of the Bible. … Continue reading Should We Teach Doctrine to Children?

Should We Worship God and Country?

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?