Westminster Seminary California

Valiant for Truth - Sin

A Pastor’s Reflections: Smokescreens

In my labors as a pastor one of the things I learned about people is that they often take great pains to create camouflage for themselves. Like a lizard changing the color of their skin so they can hide from predators, people in the church will create camouflage so that others in the church, especially elders and pastors, don’t see the problem areas in their lives.

A Pastor’s Reflections: Sunday Fights

I have a confession to make: I have to admit that even though I’m a pastor, my family and I have occasionally gotten into fights on Sunday morning.

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 18
Danny Hyde

Quick; what’s the first thing you think of when I say the word “estate?” Got it? Now let me take a wild guess and say that you probably thought of the word sale, as in estate sale, right?

12 / 31 / 2012
Building the Minister’s Library: Sin and Suffering
John G. Bales

We do not have to read too far into the biblical narrative before we discover something has gone terribly wrong with God’s perfect creation. Sin enters in quickly and its effects are devastating. God pronounces curses for breaking his covenant stipulations: struggles, pain, suffering and ultimately death. Since that time, man has endured great affliction, sometimes unspeakable suffering.

Luther on envy and arrogance

Envy and arrogance are two vices that adorn you just like the Devil clothes himself with divinity.