A feather in your theological cap.

The personal blog of pastor, grammarian, and runner Brent Niedergall

Corporate Worship

Corporate Worship

Think of all the ways you’ve seen churches worship. Not merely the style of worship, but the elements of worship that comprise a service: preaching, prayer, Scripture reading, drama, banner waving, ordinances, and everything else. Is God pleased with any and every...

300SOT#4: What Is Inspiration?

300SOT#4: What Is Inspiration?

Does God breathe? https://youtu.be/GlnGELneFaI The Scriptures are God-breathed according to 2 Tim. 3:16. It says exactly this: “All Scripture is breathed out by God” Scripture is produced by God. This is called the doctrine of inspiration. Here’s a definition....

Greedy? Or Just Needy?

Greedy? Or Just Needy?

Remember that parable Jesus gave about the rich man who had some good, really productive, land? So then he makes plans to knock over his barns and build bigger ones to store all his gains so he can enjoy the good life? But what the man doesn't know is that he's going...

The Cost of Covetousness

The Cost of Covetousness

GameStop and Reddit captured recently captured our attention with some craziness involving the stock market. At the beginning of this year—back in January—GameStop stock was selling for under 20 bucks a share. But then it started climbing. There was this whole dynamic...

300SOT#3: What Is Scripture?

300SOT#3: What Is Scripture?

"The B-I-B-L-E, Yes that’s the book for me." What about you? https://youtu.be/ECsivCZvSnc The Bible is the Word of God. Jesus is called the “Word of God” and “the Word” (Rev. 19:13; John 1:1). The “Word of God” also includes those words God has audibly spoken such as...

Valentine’s Edition: Dating Your Spouse

Valentine’s Edition: Dating Your Spouse

I originally posted this on Jan. 28, 2021, as "A Theology of Dating Your Spouse."  Back in 2012 on a small Army base in eastern Afghanistan, I read a book with an eye-catching cover by Justin Buzzard titled Date Your Wife. If memory serves me right, it was a good...

300SOT#2: What Is Revelation?

300SOT#2: What Is Revelation?

  What if God never made Himself known? https://youtu.be/L0oXlxpZ7T0 What is revelation? As Bernard Ramm put it: "In its broadest sense “revelation is the sum total of the ways in which God makes himself known” (17). We could never know God—we could never...

What Should I Read on the Septuagint?

What Should I Read on the Septuagint?

Happy International Septuagint Day! And there's no better way to celebrate than to immerse yourself in the exciting world of the Septuagint—a rich land of excitement, adventure, and reward.  If you're new to the game or thinking about getting started, where should you...

Bavinck: Religion and Relationship

Bavinck: Religion and Relationship

What do people mean when they say the Christian religion is a relationship? Some of the simplest and most profound words I’ve read so far in Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics are these:  To be unknown is to be unloved (1:268). In reference to God, not only is this...

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