23 May 2022

The Two Trees, Part 2: The Tree of Life

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Having suggested in my previous post that there was nothing magical or supernatural about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we turn now to the other tree: the tree of life. Was this tree of a character fundamentally different from the first tree? Let us explore the data. The text says relatively...
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25 Apr 2022

The Great Divorce: Allegories Reveal Theology

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* Note this is a two-part series. The first part details my theological reservations about the book. The second details some of the insightful elements a discerning reader may nevertheless gain from the book. C.S. Lewis was a master of imagination. Most Christians first experience Lewis with either his apologetic work (Mere Christianity) or his...
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21 Apr 2022

Church Planting: The Missing Ingredient in Platt’s Address to T4G

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David Platt gave a talk yesterday at the T4G conference that was an excellent challenge for all Christians to be more committed to pursuing disciples of Christ among all nations. He especially urged believers to do more to see the gospel go to unreached areas/peoples. It was a biblical, stirring challenge, and one to which...
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18 Apr 2022

“Christ in All the Scriptures”?

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The fact that all truth is interconnected and sourced in the Triune God means that God in Christ may be rightly connected to every datum of truth in the whole universe. Many argue that faithful preaching, in fact, will make such a connection in every sermon: the faithful preacher will explicitly identify, in every pericope of Scripture,...
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21 Mar 2022

Serve God While You Have Strength

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Breaking news: We are all going to die. But prior to death, we lose our strength and energy. Old age comes with waning strength. Memory starts to slip; instability and immobility become a norm of life. Young, healthy people don’t think about the later years as difficult days (Eccl 12:1). They focus on the here...
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11 Mar 2022

Leadership Vision

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Anyone who has read, listened to, or studied contemporary leadership theories knows that vision is touted as “the essential ingredient for successful leadership” (Hyatt, The Vision Driven Leader, p. 21). If you are among my older readers you may have endured the misuse of “Where there is no vision the people perish” (Pro 29:18, KJV)...
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9 Mar 2022

The Resurrection: More than a Giant Exclamation Point

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The death and Resurrection of Christ together represent the pivotal event of the Christian Scriptures. In these two paired incidents are contained the seeds from which the whole Christian Gospel sprouts, and in them are seated the great Christian hope that  I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life...
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