Was Matthew Henry a Kinist?

Recently I found some Kinist sources on social media sharing this quotation taken from Matthew Henry's commentary for Isaiah 2: 1. God set them apart for himself, as a peculiar people, distinguished from, and dignified above, all other people (Num. 23:9); but they were replenished from the east; they naturalized foreigners, not proselyted, and encouraged... Continue Reading →

The Kenotic Jesus of IHOP-KC

Introduction - Why This Matters The International House of Prayer in Kansas City claims to be in the service of Jesus Christ. Mike Bickle even claims to have received direct revelation from Jesus Christ commanding him to lead an end times movement. (In fact, Mike Bickle claims the acronym IHOP, trademarked by the restaurant since... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Grieving

Two years ago, on May 18, 2018, my wife and I lost our second child in a miscarriage. Not too long after, on September 17, we would lose our third child in a miscarriage. I had written a blog post on the first miscarriage, but didn't with the second because, really, I didn't have anything... Continue Reading →

Ask for the Old Paths

If you listen to sermons by Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastors and evangelists, or you study enough into the IFB movement in general, you'll hear about something called "the old paths." The term comes from the King James rendition of Jeremiah, specifically this passage: Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and... Continue Reading →

In Defense of Zipporah

Introduction Over the past few months, I've heard quite a few Independent Fundamentalist Baptist sermons which touched upon Zipporah, the wife of Moses. Specifically, they focused on this episode in the Exodus account, when Moses is on the way to Egypt with his family. At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him... Continue Reading →

Hebrews 10:25 and COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19 and the pandemic we are currently experiencing, many churches have taken to cancelling or redirecting Sunday services. This has led to quite the outrage from some on social media, who have cited Hebrews 10:25 against those who cancel Sunday services. Their argument is that, since scripture tells us we should... Continue Reading →

Welcome to The Long March!

Hello, soldiers, and welcome to The Long March! This is a blog and podcast centered around Christian apologetics and theology. My hope and goal is to be of service to our Lord in edifying the flock and calling out His sheep outside the fold. I am a Reformed Christian with a wife, two daughters out... Continue Reading →

A Simple Review of “Heaven is for Real”

Introduction Back in about 2010 or so, a book came out called Heaven is for Real, written by Todd Burpo and discussing the experiences of his son, Colton Burpo, who supposedly went to heaven and experienced many things there. It has now been released as a major motion picture, and both book and film have... Continue Reading →

Podcast: An Intro to IHOP-KC

Here is the latest Design of Providence podcast. In this episode, we begin an introduction to the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, providing an overview of who they are and what influenced it's founding by Mike Bickle. Future episodes will cover other aspects of the movement's beliefs. Here is the blog post I mentioned... Continue Reading →

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