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Redeeming Our Millennial Obsession

Mediums of Revelation

Thanks and praise are due to you holy Father! The wonder and challenge of Scripture’s Testimony draws me in to desire to hear you, To listen, to study, to meditate upon you word, And to receive in the spirit in your Presence.   There…
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Heresy Hunting and the Gospel

There are regrettably many examples of what I call heresy hunting in the history of Christianity. These instances have usually followed closely upon periods when Christian leaders had recently attempted to clarify some aspect of doctrine or…
Foundations of Identity

Jesus is Normal

We all long for heroes and thus people groups and individuals search for those who are exceptionally gifted or stand out in some way and then make use of them. This is, it seems to me, a reflection of a normal human longing to affirm good qualities…

Playing with Time, Part 2

We owe our very existence to Almighty God. We who have faith and some conception of God tend to take this for granted—even though we do believe it to be true. Others who have dispensed with the notion of God altogether, live in denial of reality;…

Carnal Life, Part 1

One of the great gifts that the Apostle Paul gave to the universal Church, through his writings, was to explain the difference between true spirituality and carnal life. This area of his teaching has often been misinterpreted (in multiple ways)…
Reason, Faith, Heresy

Reason, Faith and Heresy

In the history of the Christian Church discussion reason, faith and heresy have often gone together. Off hand I recall a thread being woven between these three in the writings of Athanasius, Augustine, John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards. Thus,…
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The Door of the Church, Part 1

We are creatures and thus we must go through a life-long process of learning about the physical world, ourselves and the culture(s) we are reared in. Being human is a wonderfully complex experience and it is fraught with dangers and potential…
Faith and Certitude

Faith and Certitude

In my youth I do not recall having many conversations about how one could know if one’s Christian faith was true or not. That is, regarding faith and certitude. As I look back I think that this was mainly due to the fact that I was not particularly…
Discerning the True Church

Discerning the True Church, Part 1

One recurring debate throughout the history of the Christian Church has surrounded the question, “How can we know what is the true Church?” and “What are the marks of the true Church?” The specific theological questions or matters of…
Theological Convictions

When Theological Convictions Go Bad, Part 1

In the history of the Christian Church and the development of Christian theology people who otherwise agreed doctrinaly have sharply disagreed over certain questions. The most infamous is the nature of the Lord’s Supper or Communion or the…
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Sin, Grace and Sincerity

Recently I heard a story of a family friend who was a believer and is now in the Lord’s Presence due to the passing of death. At one point in his life he realized that he needed the Lord Jesus to save him. He told a friend, “My heart is…
Holiness and Spiritual Power

Holiness and Power, Part 1

God has been doing an amazing thing in my life—unlike anything I have experience before. I have been granted an inner sense (spiritual perceptiveness) of the actual spiritual divide between God’s Kingdom, as manifested on earth by the Holy…

Focus on the Future

Our culture and our common sense tell us that our lives are built like a pyramid, with the largest building blocks being our foundation, our past, and our personal and familial history. Our present and our future become the tips of the iceberg…

Why

Explain to me: How did you create the world? Through wisdom by my almighty power, my child. Beyond this even the wisest can understand very little. But I will show you how to be wise and walk by faith before me. [Deuteronomy 29:29;…
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God's Provision for His Exiles

I have often heard Christian people express sentiment that goes something like this: I am a stranger in this world and heaven is my home so I want nothing to do with this world. There is certainly truth in the statement that we are not at “home”…

Object Permanence

Are you smarter than an 8 month-old? I’m sure you are. I’m sure I am, in some ways at least. But if you’re familiar with the literary setup, you know I’m about to reveal one very important way in which we may, in fact, be way behind…
Resonant Theology in Public

The Necessity of Truth in Theology and Life

I have endeavored to be a student of history (that of the Church and of dominant world cultures and empires). This study has led me to one dominant insight which is very helpful in understanding my own behavior and that of others. Namely that…
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The Ultimate Purpose of the Resurrection, Part 2

I have noticed for some time that in the New Testament the death (on the cross) of our Lord Jesus and his resurrection are (almost) always referred to together. The only exception I can recall is Paul’s elaboration on the meaning of the cross…