Author Archives: JJardin

About JJardin

Jesus, family, friends, music, food, movies, video games...yep, that about covers it.

Give Your Kids the Credit Card

Bryan Chapell: If my son needs the car, I can give him my credit card to use in the pump. At this current economy he usually doesn’t have the means to get what he needs. So he uses the card…

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Sometimes A Little Greek Can Save Your Doctrine of God

Originally posted on Reformedish:
Most of the time a solid translation, good reading skills, and a solid grasp of the story-line of the Bible is good enough for constructing the rough outlines of a good doctrine of God. I mean,…

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What Is a Culturalist Presbyterian?

Originally posted on Allkirk Network:
In 2010, Tim Keller wrote an essay titled, “What’s So Great about the PCA,” in which he identifies three branches of the PCA.1 These branches—which share a common DNA in the Reformed tradition—don’t have to…

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Adult use of Video Games for Leisure: A Christian Ethic

I just got my Christian Ethics paper back and I wanted to share it in hopes that it will help others who are trying to figure out how video games ought to fit into the life of the Christian. So, … Continue reading

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What was the intention of Jesus’ earthly ministry?

Hello again readers! Today’s post is the fruit of my course on the Gospels I am currently taking at seminary. The task: describe what Jesus intended to accomplish during his first-century earthly ministry.  We were to draw from all four … Continue reading

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The Godward Struggle of Ordinary Parenting

The Godward Struggle of Ordinary Parenting. Parents of small children: need some encouragement? Well, here you go. Good words here from Jemar Tisby.

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“ENEMIES OF THE HUMAN RACE” – WHEN WESTERN CIVILIZATION GOES BACKWARDS

Originally posted on The Chief End of Man (Old Site):
In the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage reversing the Defense of Marriage Act, dissenting judge Antonin Scalia offered the longest opinion as to why this was a misguided…

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Defending John Piper Against Rachel Evans

These are reasonable words in the wake of the awful tornados in Moore, OK about God, Jesus Christ, and suffering. It’s worth your time.

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Christus Victor, Me, and Youth

           For my Christ and Salvation course at Covenant Theological Seminary, we looked at different pictures of Christ’s work and then wrote a short essay on how that image could be helpful in a specific context.  I chose Christus Victor in … Continue reading

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Three Lies Christians Believe About Death

My friend and classmate, Nate, nails some common lies Christians believe about death while speaking at his grandfather’s funeral. This is such an encouraging message. Nate, I bet your grandfather is proud of you. Preach it, brother!

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