Author: Evan Knies

When Satan Tempts Me to Despair: Struggles and Seminary

It was the second week of my Old Testament Theology class. I missed my Dad’s phone call a few times, and I knew something was up, so I called him back during a break. His words were, “Evan, your mom is divorcing me.”  After the call, I went back to class trying to focus on what the professor was saying. My mind was not focused on the class. Instead, I was thinking about my Dad who has been a great example to my wife and me, my brothers and the rest of the family. I was also thinking about...

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The Triune God (New Studies in Dogmatics) by Fred Sanders

Fred Sanders is a professor of Theology at the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California. Fred Sanders has another book on the Trinity called The Deep Things of God. Summary In the opening of The Triune God, Fred Sanders lays out his argument for this book on pages 19-24. He aims to help Christians have a biblical understanding of the Triune God so as to help readers worship God properly.  To this end, in the opening chapter of The Triune God, Sanders asserts that theology should lead to praise. Right theology leads to good practice....

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Fellowship Within the Church

I am a member of a church that has home groups that meet every other week. These groups are filled with many different people, and they come from different areas of life. But there is one thing that unites us. It is the gospel! It is through relationships like those in our home group that biblical fellowship is displayed. People, by the world’s standards, should not care for one another. But by the gospel standards (and power), they do care. This is fellowship. This is unity. We don’t have fellowship for the “sake” of fellowship. We genuinely care for...

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