Paul, or Jesus?

Article by   December 2019
The desire to set Jesus and Paul at odds-or to subtly downplay the fact that the apostolic letters are, in fact, the very words of Christ-will inevitably backfire on those who believe they are helping others embrace a more tolerant brand of Christianity in the church. continue

A Matter of Life and Death

The issue of abortion is one of the most divisive in modern political discourse. The option for a woman to end a pregnancy has been proclaimed by some to be a basic right, while others have decried it as the...
Posted December 4, 2019 @ 12:27 PM by Amy Mantravadi

On Paul's Religion

Through sophisticated statements on social media, certain prominent voices in the evangelical wing of Christendom have revealed their penchant for pitting Jesus' ethical teaching against that of the Apostle Paul. To elevate what Jesus taught over against what His apostles...
Posted December 2, 2019 @ 5:53 PM by Nicholas Batzig

Reading It Rightly

This is the final part of James Renihan's essay on the scope of theology. Read part one here, and part two here. Scope as a Theological Tool There is another function of scopus, already alluded to, but which now deserves at least brief...
Posted November 30, 2019 @ 12:46 PM by James Renihan

Was Paul Co-Dependent?

Was Paul Co-Dependent? Reflections on 2 Corinthians for Singles (and the Rest of Us) 2 Corinthians 2:12-13 says something extraordinary. Paul walked away from an open door of ministry in Troas because he couldn't find Titus. What's up here? Why...
Posted November 25, 2019 @ 1:22 PM by Bruce Lowe

Applying the Beatitudes

The Beatitudes, according to Matthew, mark the beginning of Jesus' public teaching ministry. They are the first things that Jesus emphasized as he proclaimed the Gospel of the Kingdom. Unlike Moses at Mount Sinai, Jesus began his Sermon on the...
Posted November 20, 2019 @ 8:41 AM by Matt Foreman

On Pastoral Laziness

At the outset of a difficult topic -- pastoral laziness -- I want to be clear that my purpose is to encourage both pastors and their congregations. Where conflict arises over the minister's work ethic, I believe most of the...
Posted November 18, 2019 @ 3:14 PM by Charles Wingard

The Whole and the Parts

This is the second part of James Renihan's essay on the scope of theology. To read part one, click here. The Scope of the Whole We have already cited the common language of the great English Protestant Confessions, Presbyterian, Independent...
Posted November 13, 2019 @ 10:01 AM by James Renihan

Mercy for Migrants

I was once struck by a brief radio address given by a Jewish Rabbi on the morning of Yom Kippur. She spent the whole time allotted to her talking about Isaiah 58 and how it links to the deliverance...
Posted November 11, 2019 @ 12:34 PM by Mark Johnston
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