Pastor for 30 years.
Loving God: A Brief Biblical Theology
In his book, You Are What You Love, James K. A. Smith declares that all aspects of life and culture follow certain patterns or “liturgies.” These patterns, these daily habits, end up forming our loves in ways we might not… Read More ›
Alexander MacLaren on “The destruction of Fortresses”
I am preaching this morning on 2 Corinthians 10:1-6. In verses 4-6 Paul writes, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty… Read More ›
“If we confess our sins…” – A fresh look at ὁμολογέω in 1 John 1:9
One of the most comforting verses for the Christian is the promise found in 1 John 1:9 where we read, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all… Read More ›
The church: a called out people? or ἐκκλησία: a case study in root fallacy
The Greek term translated into English as “church” is ἐκκλησία. It is used 114 times in the New Testament and fives uses refer to something other than the church of Jesus Christ. There has been some debate about the etymology… Read More ›
ἀφθαρσία and Paul’s benediction: Loving Christ with an incorruptible love?
I just finished the PowerPoint for the Ephesians course in the Grace Bible Institute this fall and the last verse has been preoccupying me a bit. Paul concludes the letter with a benediction in 6:24, writing “Grace be with all… Read More ›
Καταργέω and the Law: Nullified or not?
One of the most confusing aspects of the Christian life is the relationship of the believer to the Law. Believers seem split between those who say the Law is binding for the believer, at least the moral law or 10… Read More ›
Tyndale Fellowship Conference 2018
Every summer Tyndale House holds this conference. I can’t wait till next summer when I will be able to attend. Check out the seminars, papers, and who will be presenting! https://sites.google.com/view/tyndalefellowship
The wisdom of Mr. Spock
In the original Star Trek Series, Spock is driven to return to Vulcan to take a wife, a woman named T’Pring who was promised to him from boyhood. When he arrives, he finds that she is not what he thought… Read More ›
Raised saints at the cross or Sunday morning? Matthew 27:50-53
Matthew 27 contains one of the strangest events in the New Testament. As Jesus Christ hung on the cross, he “cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit” (27:50). And as he died, several startling events… Read More ›
Dan Wallace: 15 Myths about Bible Translation
Here is an helpful article on the top myths regarding Bible translations from one of the most preeminent Greek scholars in the world. In typical Wallace fashion it is clear and very scholarly yet written in a way that is… Read More ›