Sacrosanct Gospel

SACROSANCT: secure from violation, profanation, assault, or trespass
GOSPEL: the good news of Jesus Christ, who rescues us from the wrath of God and secures for us the eternal favor of God

The central aim of Sacrosanct Gospel is to extol the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  As implied in the title of our site, it is our belief that the Gospel is, in and of itself, indelible.  In Luke 19, the pharisees say to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”  Then Jesus replies, “I tell you, if they keep quiet, even the stones will cry out.”  Psalm 19 says,”The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

As we consider these thoughts, we must not dismiss these words as simple hyperbole or poetic exaggeration.  The Bible is communicating a very real truth:  The Gospel is so strong, so unbreakable, so beautiful, and so Sacrosanct, that it cannot be silenced.  Not only will redeemed men and women proclaim it, but rocks will proclaim it.  The skies announce it.  The heavens declare it.  People with absolutely no intention of sharing the Gospel, can’t help but write it into books or weave it into fairy tales.  Even people with no knowledge of the Gospel, find themselves incidentally extolling it. Showcasing it in movies, instilling it in song, and implying it in business.  In fact, the basic ideas found in the Gospel are so fundamentally true and the Gospel narrative is so irresistibly compelling, that there is nowhere a person might go to get away from it.  The Gospel is Sacrosanct.  It is dripping off of the trees.  There is no place on earth that is safe from the Gospel.  It will prevail!

In Sacrosanct Gospel, we desire to show how the gospel “gets into everything” by following a general posting pattern:

Simple Sunday – Preaching, Worship, Quotes, etc.
Music Monday – Gospel and Music
Theological Tuesday – Gospel and Theology
Winsome Wednesday – Personal Stuff / Poetry
Quotable Thursday – Gospel and Books / Gospel Quotables
Sacrographic Friday – Gospel and Graphic Art / Gospel and Film
Devotional Saturday – Morning Prayer

In addition to this, our aim is to build pages around certain writers, artists, and theologians who seemed to have a certain knack for instilling the Gospel into surprising spheres of culture.  To name a few: C.S. Lewis – children’s books, Blaise Pascal – philosophy and mathematics, Flannery O’connor – gothic macabre Short Stories, and Vince Lombardi – Football.

About Us

My name is Tim Melton and I’m currently working as an Assistant Pastor at Surfside Presbyterian Church. I’m a husband to Martha Jo and a dad to Callie and Camp. Besides our family, there is nothing more important to us than our relationship with Jesus Christ and the Gospel of freedom that He has so powerfully applied to our hearts.

17 thoughts on “About

  1. Tim,

    Thanks for your recent comment on my blog about the Flobots. I thought I should write you back and inform you about what is going on with my life.

    You may not remember me, but I was a student at Camp Sonshine in Brooksville, FL when you spoke in 1999 and 2002. It was in 1999 when you spoke about Genesis and the brokenness that resulted from the Fall that the Holy Spirit convicted me of my own brokenness and sinful nature and made me recognize and acknowledge my need for Jesus as my Savior and Lord.

    Since that time I have been walking with the Lord (with all the ups and downs that come in such a walk). I continued to be a member of Trinity ARP Church in Tampa, FL and have just graduated from Erskine College last month with a B.A. in Bible & Religion and Philosophy. I also came under care of my presbytery this year and will be taking classes at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte this fall. I plan to get my M.Div in three years and then go into pastoral ministry.

    Your ministry isn’t only at Surfside PCA, but the Lord has used your faithful labor in gospel ministry to affect young people like as well as other church congregations. So thank you for your diligence and endurance in ministry. Perhaps if I am ever in your area we could get some coffee and listen to secular music…err…I mean…MercyMe. 🙂



  2. Tim,

    So glad I bumped into your blogsite through Daniel Wells. Email me and let’s catch up. It’s been a long time since we’ve spoken. I want to hear more about your ministry at Surfside. I’m with an organization you’d be interested in–an academic “gap-year” program for recent high school graduates who are college-bound. We focus on biblical worldview and servant leadership, and we’re on the nonprofit side of Chick-fil-A, Inc. http://www.impact360.net
    Email me! john.basie@impact360.net


  3. A song for Tim Melton

    Oh where, oh where has Tim Melton gone,
    Oh where, oh where could he he be.
    I saw him comment over at iMonk.
    But his own blog is very post free.


    Hey Tim, Let me know what you are up to. Send me an email. If you are finding it hard to balance the time, then join the club. Maybe we could team up.

    Mike Bell


  4. I just checked out your wishlist. Don’t you think you are a little too OLD for Madden 09? I could be wrong. Hey tell Camp I said get a haircut. Eric


  5. Just found your site. And, oddly enough, I’m about to finish reading Flannery O’Connor’s book: A Good Man is Hard to Find. Where can I find your comments about her stories? My wife and I were talking about reading them together and discussing. – Jeff


    • Jeff,
      I posted an analysis of Flannery’s story “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” I’ve written several more. I’ll try to post some in the weeks ahead.



  6. I found your site chasing down something by A. B. Simpson. Since you’re from Atlanta (and we’re just up north a bit), thought you might enjoy knowing about someone else, someone still alive, who’s preaching the true gospel just like many of those you are citing here.


  7. Tim:
    Really enjoyed looking around your blog– great stuff.

    Wondered if I could use your plankeye pic (with credit given) in a prezi for my sermon this Sunday at the Sanctuary Covenant Church (Minneapolis).

    Let me know– would be excited to include it.



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