Nothing is Truly Free

It’s been closing in on twenty years since my wife and I packed our bags and moved from rural Maryland to Jackson, Mississippi so that I could attend seminary. And though that seems like almost another life, one question I was asked stands out still today. You see, part of my application to attend seminary… Read More

Forgiveness, Everlasting Righteousness, and Salvations for Others and for Me

One of the beauties of the Heidelberg Catechism is that much of its language is found in the first person — “I” believe this to be true or that applies to “me.” Unlike many of the other Reformed Catechisms and Confessions, this makes Heidelberg stand out as a very personal and intimate profession of belief… Read More

A Sincere Trust

Remember those days when you were first learning to swim, perhaps with your father or mother standing beside the swimming pool, encouraging you to jump in and they would catch you? Perhaps it was learning to ride a two-wheeled bike for the first time and your parent (or maybe a trusted older sibling) was keeping… Read More

That Everything God Reveals in His Word is True

“The fullness of your word is truth; everlasting is the judgment of your righteousness.” (Psalm 119:160) “But he answered, saying, ‘It is written that man shall not live by bread alone, but from every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4 — citing Deuteronomy 8:3) When the Heidelberg Catechism asks the… Read More