There are many pictures that come to mind when thinking about the biblical book of Jonah: a prophet running from God, a powerful storm on the sea, a giant fish/whale/sea monster, the metropolis of Nineveh, multitudes on their knees crying out in repentance, etc. A golden cow is not typically one of those … Continue reading Jonah and the Golden Calf
(This poem is based on John 11:35: "Jesus wept," and explores reasons why the Savior cried at the tomb of Lazarus.) Why cry for friend laid down on stone Dead, covered, buried in a tomb When power to raise does He possess And restored life with him to bless Was it for pain of certain … Continue reading Tears for Lazarus
In the first part of this review of Kevin Giles’ recent book The Rise and Fall of the Complementarian Doctrine of the Trinity, I presented the recent Trinitarian debate as given through the perspective of Giles. In this second part I would like to briefly review the main issue, and ask several questions that highlight … Continue reading Trinity Wars (Pt. 2)
I grew up in a Bible-believing church that celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ once each week in a meeting called “The Lord’s Supper.” It was also know in our family as “The Breaking of Bread” or the “First Meeting.” The meeting is unlike communion services in mainline evangelical churches in that it … Continue reading The Enduring Value of the Participatory Lord’s Supper
While many today call themselves free, only Jesus can give a freedom that is true and lasting.
I wrote a review of Richard B. Hay's Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel. This was an excellent work that really caused me to reexamine some of my presuppositions when it comes to reading the gospels and the OT. You can find the review here: https://www.westernseminary.edu/transformedblog/2017/06/29/reading-backwards-figural-christology-and-the-fourfold-gospel-witness/ Tell me what you think!
Several years ago I was blessed to be able to visit the Holy Land with a former teacher and friend. Seeing the places where biblical events transpired was a truly life-changing experience. I do, however, remember being perplexed by the presentation of the two different popular locations for the burial place of Jesus. One site … Continue reading Why the Garden Tomb is [Probably] Not Jesus’ Tomb