Here's a very brief set of theses I wrote for Dr. David Luy's course The Use of Scripture in Theology here at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Enjoy. Evangelicals know that our theology should be scriptural, that is, it ought to be somehow backed up by, rooted in, borne out of, necessitated by [or some other... Continue Reading →
One Greater Than Solomon: A Biblical Theology of Wisdom
Here's my final paper from Dr. D.A. Carson's Intro to Biblical Theology course here at TEDS. We were instructed to write a twelve page paper on a biblical-theological theme. While a full biblical theology of wisdom would be massive, I was confined- so give me a break. Biblical theology, for those who don't know, is... Continue Reading →
The Apostle Paul and The Liar Paradox
This sentence which you are now reading is a lie. Is that sentence true? If it is true then it is a lie because it said that it is a lie. But since it turned out to be true- then it is a lie and so it is not true. If it is not true,... Continue Reading →
What Is Christian Theology?
I initially started this blog because I had some stuff to say about theology and I wanted to say it in creative, down-to-earth ways. But throughout my growth as a thinker, many of my posts have lost their down-to-earthiness. How shall this down-to-earthiness be restored? Are my blog posts no longer good for anything except... Continue Reading →
Counseling Job in His Affliction
Part two of my final paper for Dr. Feinberg's "Problem of Evil" class was a short paper on how to give pastoral counsel Job in the midst of his affliction. This prompt forces us to deal with the religious problem of evil rather than the intellectual problem. Any problem of evil will require some intellectual... Continue Reading →
The Righteousness of God in Romans 1:17 | A Very Short Analysis
The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans is one of the most influential and theologically rich Epistles given from God to His Church. Since that is the case, Romans 1:16 and 17- as they set up the theme of the entire Epistle- are two of the most important verses to understand if we want to... Continue Reading →
What Dost Thou Mean “Repent”?
The word ‘repent’ has fallen on hard times. It has the outdated feel of old English coupled with the self-righteousy tinge of soapbox preaching. There are some who have completely cut both the word and the concept of repentance out of their theology- to their own destruction. There are others who’ve decided to keep the... Continue Reading →
Reflecting on Proverbs| 27:2 Don’t Brag on Yourself!
“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2 Don’t brag on yourself. Don’t boast. Don’t talk yourself up. Don’t be cocky, smug, arrogant, or proud. These are all things I’ve learned from strong, confident men as I was growing up. I was always taught to let... Continue Reading →
Does Everything Happen For A Reason?
I hate clichés as much as-if not more than- the next guy, but not all clichés are created equal. So let's not judge a cliché by it's cover, it's the thought that counts, right? I guess time will tell. Right now I want to take some time to consider a cliché that's a real diamond... Continue Reading →
God Saves All Whom He Draws
"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him." -Jesus, The Gospel according to John, Chapter 6, verse 44 Who does God the Father draw to His Son? This has been an in house debate amongst Christians for some time now. In this post, I'm going to argue that all who... Continue Reading →
Doctrine Divides! (?)
If you're interested in studying theology then you've heard it in one form or another. Usually from older folks. "I don't need your exegesis, I just need extra Jesus!", "Doctrine divides", "when I was young I cared about getting all my ducks in a row, now I just want to love people", "when you're older... Continue Reading →
Preach The Gospel At All Times. It’s ALWAYS Necessary to Use Words!
When would it not be necessary to use words in sharing the gospel? How is it possible to share the gospel without using words? I guess if you paint several pictures and display them together you could share the gospel without using words. Maybe if you're pantomiming and your audience already has an intimate knowledge... Continue Reading →
Who Run The World?
God! He run this motha! God! Did you think I'd say girls? Girls are awesome, don't get me wrong, but girls make such terrible gods. Men do too. Think back on any bad relationship you've had, most likely things were so bad because one of you, or even both of you, expected the other to... Continue Reading →
The Cross is Both Vertical and Horizontal
So, get this: the cross is both vertical and horizontal! "Uh.. yeah Park, we know." Do you though? I'm not sure we understand the significance here. The Cross is a symbol for death and torture. To be crucified is arguably one of the worst deaths you could experience. But God took this symbol and redeemed... Continue Reading →
Who is God? What is He like? What does He want? What does He expect from us? Can we know God? We've all wrestled with these kinds of questions at some point or other in our lives. The good news for us is that God has Breathed. Huh? That's right, God has breathed! Understanding this... Continue Reading →
What’s So Amazing about Grace?
Hopefully you're familiar with John Newton's wonderful hymn, Amazing Grace. It has to be one of the greatest and most widely known songs in history. If you aren't familiar with it give 'er a listen real quick so this post makes sense to you. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like... Continue Reading →
Why Have You Forsaken Me?: did Jesus doubt his Father?
"Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Eli, Eli, Lema sabachthani?' that is, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'" (Matthew 27:45-46) I've heard it over and over, "See! Even Jesus... Continue Reading →
Love the LORD With All Your Mind: pt. 3 Trust in The LORD with All Your Heart
In the third part of my blog posts on Loving the LORD with all your mind we'll look at the last perspective in John Frame's epistemological tool, the Existential Perspective. Throughout this series we've been looking at Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.... Continue Reading →
Loving The LORD With All Your Mind: pt. 2 Acknowledge Him In All Your Ways
In part one of this three part blog series on Loving the LORD with all your mind we looked at three of God's Lordship attributes and how they can be applied in the realm of knowledge. As Lord, God has all Authority to rule, it is His right to rule. As Lord, God is in... Continue Reading →
Loving The LORD With All Your Mind: pt. 1 Fear the LORD
The Greatest Commandment in the Bible comes to us in Matthew 22:37: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind". I want to take some time to look at loving the Lord specifically with all our minds. What does that mean? What... Continue Reading →