Pastor for 30 years.
A challenge to pastors
Dan Wallace on his blog, The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, reviewed the excellent book by Craig Blomberg, Can We Still Believe the Bible. In his book Blomberg was addressing Bart Ehrman’s comments on various textual readings… Read More ›
The Covid-19 Vaccine is the Mark of the Beast? Stop this foolishness!
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Paid in full! A look at “It is finished” in John 19:30
As he hung on a cruel Roman cross late Friday afternoon some 2000 years ago, Jesus, “knowing that all things had already been accomplished,” declared, “I am thirsty” (John 19:28). Although fully God, he was also fully human and therefore… Read More ›
Concerning his Son…who was declared the Son of God (Rom 1:3, 4)
I have been meditating on the resurrection of Christ in anticipation of Good Friday and Easter services. As I did my mind was brought back to that unusual expression of Paul in the first chapter of his letter to the… Read More ›
Love those grants!
Anyone who has had the pleasure of filling out FAFSA forms for their college or their children’s financial aid, knows the difference between a grant or a loan. A grant is a gift. It need not be paid back. Now… Read More ›
When will I stop sinning?
One of our great desires as Christians is to be free from our sin. We know that we have been freed from the penalty of our sin (Rom 8:1). We also know that we have been freed from the power… Read More ›
“Behold your God!” Hubble’s view of the universe
The Hubble Deep Field image of a small section of the universe might help you begin to appreciate the size of creation. Over the course of 10 consecutive nights in December of 2004, Hubble took an image of a very… Read More ›
“Behold, the Lamb of God”
As I continue preaching through the Gospel of John, I am awestruck once again by the simple, yet elegant words of John the Baptist in 1:29: “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” We… Read More ›
“The only begotten?” (μονογενής): A quick revisit
I am preaching through the Gospel of John in 2021 and in the first chapter we are introduced to two uses of the adjective μονογενής (1:14, 18). Both uses present a challenge to the interpreter: And the Word became flesh,… Read More ›
“Does he make you shake?”
I am preparing notes for a three week course on angels for the Grace Bible Institute, and was working through the fact that angels (both good and evil) express the characteristics of personality. In particular, they possess what is generally… Read More ›