Praying the Psalms in Christ

Article by   December 2016
If we are to interpret the Psalms as Christian scripture, I believe that we need to interpret them "in Christ." This does not mean interpreting all of the Psalms simply as predictions of Jesus Christ, or as expositions of New Testament doctrine. continue

Words Matter: Recovering Godly Speech in a Culture of Profanity

A few years ago, while on sabbatical, I attended an Edinburgh Hearts F.C. soccer match at Tynecastle Stadium with my seven year old son, Hans. We were excited to watch a live Scottish First Division fixture, and to cheer...
Posted January 23, 2017 @ 7:41 AM by Jon D. Payne

Trying Not to Remember

I've been thinking a lot about self-deception and the lies we tell ourselves. Sometimes we lie to others so that we can advance ourselves. Sometimes we lie to others so that we can gain a foothold to a place...
Posted January 17, 2017 @ 11:23 AM by Adam Parker

Praying Through the Scriptures: Joshua 23

Over the years it has been my practice, learned from others, to offer up praises and petitions framed by a passage of Scripture. Some of these passages were read in preparation for preaching, others offered material for meditation in daily...
Posted January 16, 2017 @ 8:17 AM by Chad Van Dixhoorn
TOPICS: Prayer, Scripture

Striving to Escape the Fall

Marathons, mud runs, CrossFit, Yoga, diets, non-GMO and gluten-free foods, Christian financial programs, anti-vaccination and homeschooling have--each in their own way--taken over the driver's seat of the lives of so many in the church. While all of these things, in and...
Posted January 14, 2017 @ 7:34 AM by Nick Batzig

Proverbs 8:23, the Eternal Generation of the Son and the History of Reformed Exegesis

The debate that raged last year concerning intertrinitarian relations fueled my desire to go back and revisit Richard Muller's volume on The Triunity of God in his Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics (a volume that I cannot commend strongly enough). In doing so, I...
Posted January 10, 2017 @ 2:19 PM by Nick Batzig

A Spiritual Reality Check

What is reality? That question is one that is already wide opened in our culture. From television shows about artificial intelligence gaining consciousness to virtual reality devices, 2017 is already being declared the year that virtual and augmented reality...
Posted January 9, 2017 @ 9:47 AM by Caleb Cangelosi

Inevitable Side Effects of a Church Growth Ministry Model

Some athletes, fascinated with body growth, employ "biological steroid enhancement." Why? Because they know that it least for a while. They will get bigger, stronger and faster...for a while. But soon they discover injected steroids also bring the...
Posted January 5, 2017 @ 9:25 AM by Harry Reeder

Death, The New Year And The Hope of Christ

2016 was a sobering year for our celebrity-driven culture. A recent CNN article reminded us of the many well known individuals that we lost over the course of the last year. More names have been added just in this...
Posted January 2, 2017 @ 7:09 AM by Matt Foreman
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