Category: Bible

The Key to the Gospel of John: Final Installment

In my previous post on the Gospel of John, I suggested that John speaks to us through his Gospel as Jesus does to the people in the Gospel. “Greater works than these,” Jesus says. John’s Gospel is surely one of...

/ February 5, 2007

Fools Becoming Wise

I Corinthians 3:18-19 “If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God.” Perhaps no book of the...

/ September 27, 2006

The Dialectic in the Gospel of Mark

A dramatic section of the Gospel of Mark consists of Jesus triumphantly entering Jerusalem, cleansing the temple, and the subsequent attacks on Him by the religious leaders. The first two events lead to the third: Jesus essentially asserts Himself as...

/ April 13, 2006

The Key to the Gospel of John: Part Five

In my last post, pointed out that Jesus’s authority as witness of the Father is unique in that He and the Father are one.  In this case, the thing being witnessed about (the Father) and the one who witnesses (Jesus)...

/ March 19, 2006

The Rationality of Belief in Inerrancy

So why do conservative Christians believe in inerrancy anyway? JP Moreland, philosopher par excellence, argues for it here. I think this will clear up some of the issues regarding contemporary fundamentalist Christian’s views of inerrancy brought up in Mr. Anderson’s...

/ March 12, 2006

Amos and God’s Judgment

God’s wrath is certainly a terrible thing and sometimes in our hearts and minds as Christians it is best to stand silently in awe. There is also a time for thinking through what the judgment of God is and to...

/ March 12, 2006

It’s a great time to be a Christian!

I’m going to take a stab at responding to “DSH’s” comment at Jon Rowe’s blog. Jon is an immensely bright guy, as DSH seems to be. I pick on his post because it highlights not only some of the central...

/ March 10, 2006

On John and Homer

I wish I had thought of this. Leithart’s thoughts on the similarity between the Gospel of John and Homer’s Odyssey are, if nothing else, provocative: And throughout John’s gospel, Jesus is the elusive hero, the one born of the Spirit...

/ March 3, 2006

The Key to the Gospel of John: Part Four

In my previous post, I pointed out that there is some debate about the number of ‘signs’ Jesus does in the Gospel–while I began this series convinced that there are seven signs in John, I am no longer as sure...

/ February 22, 2006

Sodom & Gomorrah As They Relate to Christianity & Culture

On Sunday my church considered Genesis 18:16-19:38, the story of the destruction of the infamous cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. A key character in the story is Lot, Abraham’s nephew, who decided to go down into the fertile valley of the...

/ February 21, 2006