About Me

My name is Rexford Semrad.  I was saved by the grace of God in 1994, became convinced of the Doctrines of Grace (by attending an Arminian Bible college) in 1995, and fell in love with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith in 1996.

I’ve been married to the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met for 27 years and the Lord has blessed us with eight wonderful children, ranging in age from 2 to 25 years old.   I’m currently enrolled at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary and have taken classes at Reformed Baptist Seminary in the past.

I say I’m a nut because I’m very passionate about the things I love: my wife and kids, the word of God and the doctrines I find within it, the Puritans, the sermons of Edward Donnelly and Joel Beeke (among others), hot sauce & a few other things.  (Though hot sauce seems to be what people remember about me most)

Topics you will be sure to find on this blog:

Justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, found in the Scriptures alone to the Glory of God alone.

The Lord’s Day

Christian Hedonism (or maybe Christian Masochism?)


The Doctrines of Grace

J.H. Merle d’Aubigne (The greatest church historian ever!)

Hot sauce

I sincerely hope that my ramblings can offer some entertainment and/or edification.

His Throne is Forever and Ever!


A bit about the Lord’s Sovereign hand in the last 25 years in the life of my family.

4 comments on “About Me

  1. Thanks Rex… just one further comment on the Gonzales piece: I appreciate your willingness to step up and be counted … I recently wrote a response to Gonzales myself on his screed re: the centrality of the pulpit… really it was not an attack on the pulpit, but ultimately an attack on the centrality of preaching. It is way past the time for Dr. Gonzales to step down… but this is part and parcel of this age – cowardice amongst those who call themselves the leaders of God’s flock – in this case a select group of Reformed Baptist pastors. May we all stand and walk in the ‘good way’. Jeremiah 6:16

  2. kris says:

    Thank you for the balanced, biblical response to the post “Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed.” I’m saddened that so many Christians are embracing his perspective which shows a lack of biblical knowledge and critical thinking in our church.

  3. Ted Bigelow says:

    Rex – a brilliant and needed piece, on peace. I too fear it will not be heeded, for neither side has the ecclesiology that esteems unity enough, in my opinion.

  4. Ted Bigelow says:

    oops – meant to post the above on your post on the passions debate. Sorry!

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