Well, here it is…such as it is.
A foray into this forum and my attempt to offer a space dedicated to Reformed reflection on Scripture, life, theology, and culture. I’m not going to make any promises about my posts, but do hope they will provide fodder for discussion and feedback.
I’m taking my cue from these words that Paul first shared with Timothy:
“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.”–2 Timothy 1:8-14 (ESV)
Now, I’m not claiming to be an appointed apostle like Paul. I’m also not claiming to be anything like Timothy (except for the age thing, perhaps).
But, like them both, I can and will say that “I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me (i.e. the Gospel)”. So if I never offer up a uniquely insightful or profound thought here, that’s just fine with me, as long as what I do say and share here is
- faithful to “the pattern of sound words” held forth in the inspired and infallible Word
- enabled by the Spirit to glorify the Father and exalt the Son
- a resource for digging in to the rich treasures of Reformed theology and piety
That’s enough of a start for now. But go ahead and share your thoughts, this link, and any feedback you have.
soli Deo gloria