The Psalms have often been my favorite portion of the Bible for devotional time. I think fondly of the days where I could go out and away from the business of life and get alone with God in the Psalms, praying and singing and wrestling over truth.
Transgenderism and Christianity: What to do with the body?
In 2015, most Americans had never had a conversation about transgender issues. By later that year, the topic had become cause célèbre in America and on the world stage, one “claiming the mantle of civil rights.” Now, as both a hot-button political issue and a common topic of discussion among the general populace, transgenderism is … Continue reading Transgenderism and Christianity: What to do with the body?
Phil. 2:5-8: What Christ’s ‘Emptying’ Means for Us
We must highlight the richness of Luther’s pastoral theological exegesis of Phil. 2:5-8, while conversely critiquing his non-metaphysical interpretation.
Christianity v. Secular Humanism
Since roughly the Enlightenment period into present day, secular humanism has grown and assumed dominance in the western world. It is a worldview that co-opted the scientific and technological advances of the 19th and 20th centuries, resolving to marry the potential of a Creator-less universe with the onslaught of progress taking place in the world. … Continue reading Christianity v. Secular Humanism
Ezekiel’s Temple Vision: Literal, Figurative, or Both?
Any study of Ezekiel’s temple vision will quickly demonstrate to the student their human limitations. Yet, we can and should labor and study to know Him and understand His will.
Discipleship and a Healthy Church
Not only is the local church God’s program for discipleship, a healthy local church is the goal of discipleship. Every element of discipleship finds its greatest fulfillment in the context of the local church.
Making Sense of Wisdom Literature
How to properly read and interpret the Proverbs and how to read the Old Testament wisdom books in light of each other.
Luther and the Image of God
Luther’s exegesis brings the effects of sin to the forefront, and necessarily points to the gospel as ultimate hope for restoration of that image. Man was not intended to be debilitated as he is now. He was supposed to be like Adam.