My name is Colton Corter. I’m originally from Arkansas but now live in Louisville, Kentucky where I am a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church and a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. God saved me when I was 18 years-old by allowing me to overhear the gospel in the backseat of my best friend’s truck. Since then He has been pleased to grant me increasing holiness and happiness in the glory of Christ.
Being before the throne of grace is a sweet and aweful place. That line is stolen from the Isaac Watts hymn from which this blog received its name. The theology that I have been made to love and will, God enabling, write about on this blog are no cause for levity or hubris. God’s grace is exceedingly sweet and I hope this blog will have that tone. Christ is the fountain of all true pleasure. But that sweetness is “awe-ful.” God is holy, completely other and intrinsically valuable. Upon a real look upon the Savior brings us to lie prostrate in the dust. This is a gospel paradox – sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.
So I pray that anything written on this blog would serve to give you clearer vision of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ and would deepen your spiritual affections for God, leading to increased holiness and a desire to see others taste and see that the Lord is good.I hope you will grow in your understanding and love for the local church to the end that the sweetness and the “awe-fulness” of God would be magnified further.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow me on twitter: @coltonmcorter.
2 Corinthians 3:17-4. Psalm 73:25-26.