Category: Jesus

What are Christians to do with the OT Law?

He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross,

Light In Uncertain Times

Why good leadership pisses you off-whether or not they’re right or wrong

I’m evangelical. I make no qualms about that. It’s who I am and is the place I’m most comfortable in. So when I see evangelical leaders, like Mark Driscoll for example, get lambasted in the media I have this guttural

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Do Muslims and Christians Worship the same God?

What a loaded and unnecessary question this one has become. But it is one our generation must tackle again, as many before us have. Bluntly put the answer to this question is like so many “yes but [then insert your

In Between Abraham’s Obedience and God’s Promises: living in a world where the Judgment is over

I have been reflecting on Abraham’s obedience in his attempted sacrifice of his son. The event raises an interesting question for me, what is obedience for? Maybe we should learn from Abraham, and others like Moses, Mary, or some other

The Image of God through trinitarian Eyes

In an earlier post I struggled to come to grips with what the “Image of God” might be. In that post I wanted to error on calling it an ontological category rather than a functional category. But, upon further reflection

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The politics of Jesus and its nature

“Render undo Cesar what is Cesar’s and to God what is God’s” means we don’t get to abandon our commitments to our rulers but it acknowledges that we are committed to something more. If our commitments are in conflict the

N.T. Wright and Peter Rodgers on Paul’s Creational Theology for our Wolrd

I recently had the privilege and opportunity to help run an event where Bishop and Professor N.T. Wright headlined. It was an honor to do all the little things I did for the event, meet Professor Wright, and serve my

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Nature and Grace

There was this theological fight between Karl Barth and Emil Brunner back in the 1930’s about Natural theology (thinking about God from reason) and Grace (God’s unmerited favor for his creation). In a nut shell the question around nature and

The trinity and our relationship to God

Here’s a fun Trinitarian thought for the day: If Jesus is the “Son” of God and his “Father” truly a father then here’s the major options. 1) God “the Father” is always a father and his “Son” always a son;