Author: Luke Shiras

Big words for little ideas

I thought it was a good idea to explain some words that tend to get thrown around in theological discussions but I realized, the folks over at Theological Word of the Day (TWOTD) have already done that. So here are…

Hyper-Calvinism

You’re probably here because someone accused us (or you) of being hyper-Calvinists. Hyper-Calvinism is a term of derision that today is often used to negatively label anyone with a strong theological view of God’s sovereignty in the affairs of men.…

Personal Worship

The following are notes from a study I did about Personal Worship. We were looking at the tree analogy of roots, trunk and branches (study, affections, and fruits). More specifically, I was looking at how within each of these are…

Kicked out of the Garden

There are so many things I am thankful for; my wife, fellowship, a job, family, getting kicked out of the Garden of Eden… Yes, I am thankful for getting kicked out of the Garden. Sure it was probably the most…

New Testament Deacon

A short essay on Alexander Strauch’s The New Testament Deacon: The Church’s Minister of Mercy When I began reading this book, I had now idea what a Deacon was supposed to be and therefore had no idea there was a…

What is Sin?

A while back, you may recall that the Vatican announced several new sins. But it seems to me, there’s no such thing as new sins. In fact, there are basically three types of sin which manifest themselves in various forms.…

Hello world!

Christian apologetics is the field of study concerned with the systematic defense of Christianity. The term “apologetic” comes from the Greek word apologia, which means in defense of; therefore a person involved in Christian or Bible Apologetics is a defender…