Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”John 18v37 The question of Christian submission to authority is becoming a more and more pressing one. While, in the UK atContinue reading “Jesus’ Trial: How to Submissively Resist Authority”
Category Archives: Scripture & Theology
Can We Sin in the New Creation?: Good, Evil, and Making Deals with the Devil
Fears in Heaven: will we be able to sin and end up back in the same mess as the first time? I attempt to answer an FAQ.
You Are the Serpent Crusher
‘I will put enmity between you and the woman,and between your offspring and her offspring;he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.’Genesis 3:15 Almost immediately after the sin of Adam and Eve has been committed, in the moments after the serpent had fooled our first parents and lured them into their own damnation, GodContinue reading “You Are the Serpent Crusher”
Four Experiments in the Relationship Between Scripture and Tradition
Scripture and Tradition are sometimes thought of by evangelicals as two opposing authorities, but how might we try to read them together to work out what the apostles taught? Here, I take a stab at offering some principles, with worked examples, for understanding Scripture and Tradition together.
The Church: Prophet, Priest, King
Just as Christ fulfils the offices of prophet, priest, and kings, so his body, the church continues his prophetic, priestly, and kingly work in the world.
The Song of Easter
The resurrection is the seal of Christ’s love for us, the sign that love is indeed strong as death.
Reading Scripture: The Text, the Event, and the Community
Many say that we have to pay first attention to the original audience and the human author to understand the Scriptures. But who are they, anyway? And does that audience relate to the events that they were reading about in Scripture?
God So Loved the [blank] that He Gave [blank]
‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.’ — John 3:16 ‘The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.’ — John 3:35 God loves the world, so gave it His Son; God loves His Son,Continue reading “God So Loved the [blank] that He Gave [blank]”
Your robe of glory fills your house,your thunderous voice disturbs its base,as seraphs sing they use their wingto hide in awe their feet and face. Holy, holy, the God of hosts,whose glory from infinitynow fills the earth and shows the worthof his most Holy Trinity. I am undone! For now I standbefore the Word, myContinue reading “Isaiah 6v1-7”
God’s Dwelling Place: A Sketch of a Bible Overview
One storyline of Scripture is God finding somewhere to live.