Confessing God

Confessing God attempts to understand who we are and how the world should be by looking at what the Bible says who God is.
Derek Rishmawy

Derek Rishmawy

Derek Rishmawy is a doctoral student in systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also writes at derekzrishmawy.com

When It Comes to Sacrifice, God Doesn’t Play Fair
When It Comes to Sacrifice, God Doesn’t Play Fair
Humans have a penchant for sacrifice, but it’s the Lord who makes it possible.
The God of Good Manners?
The God of Good Manners?
It’s easy to forget that God is both kingly and courteous.
God’s Mercies Aren’t So New
God’s Mercies Aren’t So New
Why an ancient bishop taught new believers about grace using the Old Testament.
God Works Within Us and Beyond Us
God Works Within Us and Beyond Us
It’s surprisingly hard to remember that “our” ministry is actually God’s doing.
Knowing God’s Love is Impossible
Knowing God’s Love is Impossible
At least for us. But for God, nothing is impossible.
Praying With Fire
Praying With Fire
What Moses and the burning bush teach us about approaching God.
Meekness Is Not Weakness
Meekness Is Not Weakness
It seems like foolishness to us, but it was one of Jesus’ greatest strengths.
The Suffering Servant Only Makes Sense in the Context of the Trinity
The Suffering Servant Only Makes Sense in the Context of the Trinity
The historical Christian doctrine helps us to see the goodness of God in Good Friday.
Are You More Loving Than God?
Are You More Loving Than God?
Let's be real. Many of us think we can do it better.
What Went Wrong with Nadab and Abihu
What Went Wrong with Nadab and Abihu
The odd Old Testament episode is a sharp reminder of our need for Jesus.
Have Mercy as God Has Mercy
Have Mercy as God Has Mercy
Mercy is what holiness looks like in the lives of God's children.
Good News, Satan Wants to Destroy You!
Good News, Satan Wants to Destroy You!
It may sound weird, but knowing we have an enemy is encouraging.
Is the Body That ‘Betrayed’ Me Still ‘Very Good’?
Is the Body That ‘Betrayed’ Me Still ‘Very Good’?
What the incarnation affirms about the reality of God's creation.
The Loving Father Who Judges?
The Loving Father Who Judges?
Peter sees no conflict with God’s compassion and his justice.
The Cynic’s Guide to Sin
The Cynic’s Guide to Sin
We’re not surprised when people fail us. But should we be?
How God Keeps it Together
How God Keeps it Together
When our life unravels, He holds the threads.
What the Church Says to Terrible People
What the Church Says to Terrible People
‘Welcome to the club.’
When God’s Mercy Sounds Like Bad News
When God’s Mercy Sounds Like Bad News
The patience of the Lord can be a heavy burden.

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Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.
Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.
How inner transformation shapes outward proclamation.

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