Steve Macias

Dominion. Liberty. Contra Mundum.

What’s wrong with tattoos?

What’s wrong with tattoos?

Guest Post by Dr. Steve Jeffery, Minister at Emmanuel Evangelical Church

Of the many issues worth considering here, one that’s well worth reflecting on is the issue of permanence. A tattoo effectively freezes the wearer in time. Whatever he (or she) is saying with the tattoo at the moment it’s done, (s)he’ll be saying for ever.

This is most obviously a problem if the design is inherently sinful –…

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Hearing and Doing: Two Simple Tests

Hearing and Doing: Two Simple Tests

DOERS“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts,…

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"There’s a rose in Bethlehem.."

"There’s a rose in Bethlehem.."

Laudetur Iesus Christus

Laudetur Iesus Christus

Liturgy as Emotional Discipline

Liturgy as Emotional Discipline

Moderns tend to view emotions as inevitable. We cannot help what we feel. Paul says, “Not so fast.” Throughout Paul’s epistles he encourages us to feel certain things and to not feel other things.  One of the best examples is Romans 12:15 where Paul encourages us to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.  Here are two expressions of emotion that Paul commandsus to feel. Come…

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The Inklings: New Peter Kreeft Lectures

The Inklings: New Peter Kreeft Lectures

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Dr. Peter Kreeft keynoted the Anglican Way Institute this past weekend for a conference on The Inklings. I know that many of us here at Kuyperian Commentary have been profoundly shaped by the work of the Inklings: C.S Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Dorothy Sayers.

His first few lectures are already available at the Church of the Holy Communion website including a talk on Tolkien’s…

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Spurgeon - They Shall Go Hindmost With Their Standards

Spurgeon – They Shall Go Hindmost With Their Standards

Today’s meditation from Mornings and Evenings, by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

“They shall go hindmost with their standards.”—Numbers 2:31.

HE camp of Dan brought up the rear when the armies of Israel were on the march. The Danites occupied the hindmost place,but what mattered the position, since they were as truly part of the host as were the foremost tribes; they followed the same fiery cloudy…

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A Biblical Case for Classical Education

A Biblical Case for Classical Education

Guest Post by Dr. Steve Jeffery, Minister at Emmanuel Evangelical Church

“Are you serious? Your kids are following a medievalcurriculum? From the days of feudalism; when life was nasty, brutish, and short; when people thought the earth was flat and doctors diagnosed their patients by drinking their urine? If that’s what you mean by ‘Classical education,’ you can keep it. I want my kids to have a

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What the Priesthood of All Believers is NOT

What the Priesthood of All Believers is NOT

Two Controversial Concepts

There are few ideas as likely to breed contention as the two I intend to discuss below. Both relate to how a Christian is counted in the body of Christ and both speak to how we understand the Church’s catholicity. The first idea, sure to cause a stir anywhere it may appear, is the notion of hierarchy. Merely mentioning the existence of such a dirty thing as hierarchy…

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