An Open Letter to the TRC Teenagers

Dear Teenagers of Trinity Reformed Church, How are you? I am fine. Nice day, isn’t it? With those phatic pleasantries now warmly exchanged; I can get down to the purpose of this letter. I write to encourage you to begin living with the full ramifications of your Christian faith. You must put off childish thingsContinue reading “An Open Letter to the TRC Teenagers”

Male Headship: One Sign you are Failing

Biblical patriarchy expects wives to submit to their husbands. Hyper-patriarchy expects husbands to regularly remind wives of their duty to submit. In contrast to hyper-patriarchy, husbands need to follow the example of the Supreme Head, Jesus Christ, who emptied himself. Male headship happens, not because husbands cluck about submission, but because a husband’s love, language,Continue reading “Male Headship: One Sign you are Failing”

Creativity and the Church: Or, How to Develop Creativity?

Introduction Creative people are needed because God demands a richer vocabulary than words can give. New eloquence is needed to move the borders of intelligibility. Yet, God didn’t make everyone to be a creative person. Some are hands and some are feet. Others are the intuition.[1] The intuition sees how things tend, which means theyContinue reading “Creativity and the Church: Or, How to Develop Creativity?”

Understanding Youthful Arrogance

Introduction In Dante’s Purgatorio, pride is the first sin punished. Penitents carry heavy boulders on their back, forcing proud heads to stoop so the gaze of their smug eyes never leaves the earth. Elsewhere, Dante compares proud persons to children, which suggests pride is a characteristic of spiritual adolescence. So, it’s not outside the realmContinue reading “Understanding Youthful Arrogance”

Announcing Our Visiting Scholars Program

We are excited to announce the addition of Pastor Chris Wiley to our ministry team.  Pastor Wiley is the first to serve in this newly-created role at TRC called “Visiting Scholar” where he will be visiting Huntsville for approximately one week every other month to teach, preach, regularly contribute content to TRC’s blog and otherContinue reading “Announcing Our Visiting Scholars Program”