T.U.L.I.P: Does it matter?

For those of you who are self-proclaimed stone cold Calvinists or rock solid Reformers, this article may be either repetitive and boring or review and exciting depending on your perspective. You may have just heard “Calvinist” and immediately your eyes lit up with excitement and joy, or maybe you’re the type of person who doesn’t…

Suffering: The Normative Human Experience

We’ve all had “those” days, you know the ones that seem and appear to have their roots buried deep in soil that’s abundant with flowers of frustration, trees of tragedy, and plants of pain. Days like these somehow seem to steal our joy and deceive us into thinking that life, once we’ve been saved and walked…

Sunday 4.3.16 @ The Anchor

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them,…

The Brew: A Bittersweet Documentation

The Brew, otherwise known as “college group,” is a college ministry largely organized and supervised by Justin Richter, the senior pastor at The Anchor. Last Thursday night was the end of an era for The Brew as it was the last time this particular ministry will be held at pastor Justin’s home. Him and his wife…

Our Day Trip to Sacramento

My wife and I recently took a day trip to Sacramento, CA to attend an event called Worship Night in America located at The Sleep Train Arena. This event was orchestrated and put together by Chris Tomlin. We had such a fun time and it was great seeing all the artists that night. One of the main…

A quote from John Piper

“It is no coincidence that reformation and renewal came in the 16th century when John Calvin and Martin Luther started reading the text grammatically.”-John Piper

Johnathan Edwards on The Depravity of Self and Repentance

Johnathan Edwards, a distinguished scholar, teacher, pastor, and theologian, penned seventy resolutions between the years 1722 and 1723. His resolutions prove to be timeless as they have been and continue to be read from generation to generation, never losing their significance and importance in cultures and societies that have looked and operated a bit differently…

Smartphones and the Glory of God

While scrolling through Facebook I found an article written by Tony Reinke over at Desiring God that just blew me away by giving the practical ramifications of checking your phone right when you get up in the morning. This article seemed to be aimed or directed right at me given the season of life I’m currently in. I hope…