• Romans, part 4: Faith (Ch.4)

    Welcome back to our series on Romans. We are up to section two of our outline of Paul’s letter, following the thematic verse of Romans 1:17, in which Paul quotes from Habakkuk 2:3: “The righteous by (their) faith shall live.” Chapters 1-3 covered righteousness, so now we’re up to the...

  • Romans, part 3: Righteousness (Ch.1-3)

    This is the third part of our Bible study series on Romans. For those just tuning in, this blog and podcast series is a summary of the highlights of our summer-long study of Romans. None of this will be as exhaustive as a commentary; rather, I am striving to give...

  • Romans, part 2: Outline and Structure of the Letter

    If you skipped in the first blog entry in this series, regarding the introduction and historical context of Romans, you should go back and read it. This background to this letter is often neglected in sermons and classes on Romans, and it really will change the way you read this...

  • Romans: Intro and Historical Context

    This summer we read through the entire book of Romans, which is no short book, so a review of some of the main lessons may be helpful. We will begin with the most important part of the study, perhaps, which is the historical background/context of the letter, and then move...

  • Jonathan Edwards on Discernment and Religious Affections

    Jonathan Edwards is another theologian whose name pops up on campus from time to time. In the “dust and smoke” of the evangelical revivals, New England pastor-scholar Jonathan Edwards desired to distinguish between true and false affections (Religious Affections, 84). In a way like Hume, Edwards was keenly aware of...

  • On John Calvin

    Students at UH often ask about Calvinism, but understanding Calvin’s earliest emphases in reform is crucial to appreciating his work. Calvin, a second generation reformer, once appeared much more balanced in his concerns than either neo-Calvinists or their adversaries today often tend to credit him. In doing so, they miss...

  • student spotlight

    Student Spotlight: Erika Cruz

    1. Tell us your name, where you grew up, and your major/year in school. My name is Erika Cruz. I am a sophomore at UH studying math. I grew up in Houston, Texas. 2. What’s one other “fun” fact about yourself? Both my parents are teachers and I plan on...

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    Late Summer 2020 Update

    This summer has been a time of serious challenges for people across the entire world. Therefore, thank you for your continued encouragement and support of this campus ministry at the University of Houston. Praise God for His faithfulness. Our activities have been mostly online this summer, and as we gear...

  • Jesus as Warrior-King: a Communion Mediation

    (This blog entry is adapted from a talk given before communion in July 2020).   As we prepare our hearts & minds for the Lord’s Supper, let us revisit a less popular, yet thoroughly biblical portrait of Jesus, post-enthronement: as warrior—king.   Why this image? Well, for one thing, I...