Having Two Legs: Dressing for The King

Exhortation Dressing for the King God meets us where we are, not where we should have been. This means that when someone walks into church off the street smelling and looking like the world, they are most welcome. Jesus welcomed us in our sins, and therefore, sinners of every stripe are most welcome. Come and […]

Having Two Legs: School Choice

School Choice   Introduction Whenever something sounds too good to be true, the rule of any sane person should be to consider it a scam until proven otherwise. When you get that email from that Saudi Arabian Prince wanting to share his inheritance with you, I’m no financial advisor or Middle Eastern political dilettante, but […]

Having Two Legs: Morbid Introspection vs. Godly Introspection

Morbid Introspection vs. Godly Introspection One of the instructions we are given at the Lord’s table is to examine ourselves: “But let a man examine himself and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the […]

Having Two Legs: Morbid Introspection vs. Godly Introspection

Morbid Introspection vs. Godly Introspection One of the instructions we are given at the Lord’s table is to examine ourselves: “But let a man examine himself and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the […]

Having Two Legs: How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy   Introduction Some Christians just can’t seem to be happy. Sometimes there are real medical issues at work, chemical or hormonal imbalances in play, but sometimes it’s mysterious. When there are no obvious medical issues, we should not relegate the spiritual to some other realm. The state of your heart before […]

Having Two Legs: How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy   Introduction Some Christians just can’t seem to be happy. Sometimes there are real medical issues at work, chemical or hormonal imbalances in play, but sometimes it’s mysterious. When there are no obvious medical issues, we should not relegate the spiritual to some other realm. The state of your heart before […]

TITANIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ATLANTIC

TITANIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ATLANTIC 07/09/2020 · BY TOBY Introduction It seems that some people reading my recent 4th of July masking article may have misunderstood. Maybe there are other people out there saying that this is the tip of the iceberg, the top of a slippery slope, e.g. if they can tell us […]

Pastor Toby’s Blog: THE GAY GREENHOUSE

It’s no secret that I’m a critic of the whole gay-but-celibate Christian movement. But I’m simultaneously a critic of much of modern conservative evangelicalism. And the two are not at all unrelated. The same cultural current that keeps Beth Moore undisciplined in the SBC is the same that keeps Greg Johnson undisciplined in the PCA. […]

Pastor Toby’s Blog: Dishonoring the Men Who Served

Happy Veterans Day, and praise the Lord for the men who have given their lives so that we might continue to enjoy relative freedom to live and work and worship in this land. But if you’re paying any attention at all to the images and messages seeking to honor veterans today, you will no doubt […]

Pastor Toby’s Blog: ROSARIA & REVOICE IN A 48HR. PETRI DISH

Introduction So apparently I struck a nerve last week – well not me, actually, but a quote from Rosaria Butterfield that I tweeted, struck a nerve. In a recent interview, she said, “Gay Christianity is a different religion. I’m not standing in the same forest with Greg Johnson and Wes Hill and Nate Collins looking at […]

Pastor Toby’s Blog: THE TYRANNY OF WOKE GNOSTICISM

Turns out that there really is nothing new under the sun. The new spirituality is an old heresy come back with a vengeance and a Nike swoosh. The name of it is Gnosticism. The old gnostic sects were mystery cults surrounding so-called “secret knowledge” societies, inner ring initiations, combined with a dualistic distain for the […]

Pastor Toby’s Blog: PINK HAIR & BOYS WEARING GIRLS’ UNDERWEAR

Friends, we need to talk about this latest hair-dying fad. You know, the greens and the purples and oranges and pinks. And I’m not talking primarily about the obviously angry and bitter women out there in the world, I’m actually talking about otherwise sweet, gracious Christian women showing up with all manner of bright colors of the […]

Pastor Toby’s Blog: SPAGHETTI SABERS AND COTTON CANDY CANONS

Introduction The western church is in a great war. While we hold fast to the promise of Christ that the gates of Hades will never prevail against the Church Universal and we trust that the Great Commission will in fact be completed, and all the ends of the earth will turn and remember the Lord, […]