The Foundation of the New Perspective

Article by   August 2017
Admittedly the New Perspective on Paul (NPP) isn't so new anymore. As a significant scholarly hermeneutical movement, it goes back at least as far as the late 1970s with the groundbreaking work of E. P. Sanders. It goes back even further if we take into consideration the endeavors of a Montefiore and a Moore. The NPP is old enough now to have had a plethora of erudite nuanced critical responses. One of the most recent, and I would suggest, best interactions with the NPP is Robert Cara's Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul. continue

The Quest for Biblical Worship (Part 2)

Reformed churches not only have the regulative principle worship (RPW) to guide them regarding elements and forms, but they also, throughout their history, have had liturgies and directories. The liturgies were the more restrictive (e.g. Strasburg, Geneva, Amsterdam), the...
Posted September 18, 2017 @ 7:27 AM by Terry L. Johnson

The Truth about the Rapture

"We...will be caught up" (1 Thes. 4:17) Soon after I was converted at age 17 my dad gave me three books--a King James Bible and two by a local pastor I had yet to hear of: Hal Lindsey's The Late,...
Posted September 16, 2017 @ 8:56 AM by Daniel Hyde

A Vital Call for the Vitals of Religion

In the denomination in which I serve as a minister--The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)--we have confessional standards to which all our ministers voluntarily agree to submit, subscribe, and support. The language we use to describe this action is...
Posted September 14, 2017 @ 2:30 PM by Brian Tallman

Closely Connected Care

With each cultural crisis or natural disaster, our minds are freshly flooded with a litany of images and calls to come to the aid of our neighbors who have been the victims of an injustice or who have suffered loss....
Posted September 12, 2017 @ 9:04 AM by Nick Batzig

The Nashville Statement: A Test of Orthodoxy?

When the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released the Nashville Statement on biblical sexuality, there were immediate responses from almost every quarter. Reactions ranged from wholehearted endorsement to begrudging acceptance to outright rejection. Many of those who rejected...
Posted September 11, 2017 @ 7:15 AM by Rachel Green Miller

I Can't Hear You Over All the Name Calling

Lately I have been reading articles by a few Evangelicals who are deeply committed to racial justice.  As I agree and sympathize with much, I do find myself in reaction to some of the things they have said. These...
Posted September 8, 2017 @ 10:12 AM by Randy Nabors

Love the Sinner as You Love Your Sinful Self?

Over the past week, I've seen more appeals to the second half of Matthew 22:39 than I've seen artist postcards in a hipster coffee shop. "Love your neighbor as yourself" (which is the second greatest command, according to Jesus) is...
Posted September 6, 2017 @ 7:55 AM by Nick Batzig

A Social Savior

As I continue to scan the landscape of Christian social justice activism, that is, social justice-labeled activities that are said to be carried out "in the name of" Christ, I've noticed many Christian activists have a tendency to proffer...
Posted September 5, 2017 @ 8:05 AM by Darrell B. Harrison
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