What is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do? Here is a fairly comprehensive Biblical Theology (explanation in article) of the Holy Spirit: A Biblical Theology of the … Continue reading A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit
Dr. Steven W. Smith is the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was previously a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of … Continue reading Ep 7 Dr. Steven W. Smith: Recapturing the Voice of God
Last week I posted some notes from a sermon I was preparing to preach. I thought it was a fun exercise, and it seemed to be well received, so I … Continue reading Are You Justified?
This coming Sunday I am going to be preaching 1 Peter 2:1-3 at my local church. As I was putting the finishing touches on my sermon notes, I thought it … Continue reading Do You Desire the Word?
Last week I wrote about some interesting findings from the State of Theology research produced by Ligonier and LifeWay. Today I want to take another look at that survey, with … Continue reading What Do Americans Believe About the Trinity?
Two days ago—Tuesday, October 16th—the biennial “State of Theology” research was released. Ligonier Ministries teamed up with LifeWay Research to find out what Americans believe about certain theological topics. The … Continue reading What is the State of Theology?
If someone suffers, does it necessarily mean they have sinned and deserve it?
Theology increases our knowledge of the scriptures, causes us to think, and leads to worship.
I am a far cry from a polished historical theologian, but looking back into the history of the church and how it understood various doctrines is always a helpful exercise. … Continue reading How is Jesus Present at His Supper?
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?
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?