Posts by Ryan Kron

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New Covenant Fasting

by Ryan Kron

by Ken Jones “In Matthew 9:14, Jesus is questioned by the disciples of John the Baptist: “Why do we and the Pharisees fast but your disciples do not fast?” It should be noted that although in the Old Testament there are several instances of individual and corporate/public fasting, there was but one fast required by the Mosaic […]

8 WAYS TO HELP DEPRESSED CHRISTIANS

by Ryan Kron

Pastor David Murray writes: “Many of us struggle with what to do when someone we know is depressed. We want to help but fear, confusion, or misunderstanding holds us back. So, let me suggest eight guidelines for helping depressed people. 1. Prepare for it. Eventually, someone in your church or in your family is going […]

Distinguishing Marks of a Quarrelsome Person

by Ryan Kron

JUNE 13, 2019  |  Kevin DeYoung    “Quarrels don’t just happen. People make them happen. Of course, there are honest disagreements and agree-to-disagree propositions, but that’s not what the Bible means by quarreling. Quarrels, at least in Proverbs, are unnecessary arguments, the kind that honorable men stay away from (Prov. 17:14; 20:3). And elders too (1 Tim. 3). These […]

GOD WELCOMES YOUR TEARS AND QUESTIONS

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Adriel Sanchez writes: “This year, the Pew Research Center released new findings that indicated church-goers tend to be happier people. “Regular participation in a religious community clearly is linked with higher levels of happiness and civic engagement ” the study stated.[1] But what about all of the people in church who aren’t happy? Let’s be honest, life isn’t always […]

8 Ways for Men to Make the Friends They Won’t Admit They Need

by Ryan Kron

By William Boekestein     “Many men today struggle with maintaining male friendships. This claim doesn’t need to be argued. We know it. I personally have a sporadic friendship track-record. Particularly in my early years of ministry, my lack of male friendships was actually inhibiting the full expression of my humanity. I still have a long way to […]

10 Things You Should Know about Reformed Theology

by Ryan Kron

by: Paul M. Smalley, Joel R. Beeke “1. Reformed theology celebrates the glory of God. The heart and soul of Reformed theology is the glory of the triune God (Ps. 96:3; John 17:1). For this reason, it is often called “God-centered” theology. B. B. Warfield said, “The Calvinist, in a word, is the man who sees God. . […]

Who’s to Blame When the Shooter Is One of Our Own?

by Ryan Kron

“The latest synagogue attack has shaken fellow Orthodox Presbyterians—but it implicates all of us living in a fallen world and divisive culture.” CARL TRUEMAN| APRIL 30, 2019 “Last weekend’s news of another synagogue attack was shocking but, sadly, not a shock. Mass shootings, while thankfully not routine weekly occurrences, have become a matter of “when” […]