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The Indwelling Trinity

God’s design and will is to dwell within his redeemed. Thus we can properly speak of the indwelling Trinity. Our Lord stated that his departure (through his death and after his resurrection from the dead) would make this possible (see John…

Articulate and Tame

To articulate *what* a thing is can be an act of appreciation, as when, after having eaten an exquisite variant of macaroni and cheese, the dinner guests go into great detail about the recipe.  Such an exchange shares the experience, turning…

It Is What It Is

“It is what it is.” I have said this many times in my adult life when talking with friends and family. These words seemed to me to be most appropriate in situations and circumstances that appeared intractable or to which I could not see…
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The Shape of the Gospel, Part 2

The shape of the Gospel, as I argued in the prior essay, is real and rooted in the Person of Christ Jesus. The Christians did not invent the Gospel but sought to understand the depths and dimensions of the divine mystery of God’s Presence…
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The Shape of the Gospel, Part 1

One of truths which people in the modern era have tried their best to ignore (for they cannot eradicate it) is that the good news of Jesus Christ inherently possesses a certain “shape” that marks it off as unique. As an example, consider…
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Theological Underpinnings of Bible Translation, Part 1

One of the assumptions we Christians tend to make is that it is an essential good to make the Bible accessible to people. This conviction goes back to very beginnings of the Christian Church. From the earliest centuries after Jesus’ life on…

Humility and Interpretation

According to writers of Scripture, most notably the writers of Psalms and Proverbs, God delights in human beings who are humble. This attitude of humility expresses a decision to listen to God and search for truth by faith. And the promises…