Is Hell eternal seperation from God or the experience of wrath pouring forth from God for an eternity? Those who argue for the former often appeal to 2 Thessalonians 1:9. In a paper I recently posted on academia.edu, I argue that the best reading of the Greek preposition apo ("away from") in this verse is … Continue reading 2 Thessalonians and Hell: Separation From or Wrath Coming Forth From God?
One of my teachers at Pacific Life Bible College introduced me to this creative but very biblical narrative of Jesus’ crucifixion. It is quite powerful and worth listening to this Good Friday. Transcript from Desiring God:The Father’s Cup (Good Friday) | Desiring God Link to an Audio Download
From Galatia in the 1st century AD to Vancouver BC in the 21st century, the tendrils of Legalism have lingered in the Church and have never been fully eradicated. In response to cultural pressures, the influence of other religions, or bad teaching, segments of the Church have brought themselves back under the law and bound … Continue reading Free to Serve and Walk in the Spirit: How Paul’s Address of Legalism and License Applies to us Today
D.A. Carson’s The Cross and Christian Ministry is an expositional work attempting to take the leadership lessons found in Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians and apply them to the lives and ministries of leaders today. Carson looks at how Paul places the Cross at the very centre of Christian ministry and attempts to contextualize … Continue reading A Review of The Cross and Christian Ministry, By D.A. Carson
Within the church today there are many different ideas of what the Gospel is, while you can find Christians in every church that can magnificently articulate the five points of the Tulip or the Remonstrance and people who can point to every verse in Scripture referring to the baptism in the Spirit and speaking in … Continue reading A Review of What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
John Piper’s Brothers We Are Not Professionals is a powerful address of the professionalization of Christian ministry. When Piper first wrote it in 2002 the professionalization he was addressing was manifest in the form of running the church as a manager and running it therapeutically, preaching a therapeutic self-help message of assuaging guilt and avoiding … Continue reading A Review of Brother’s We Are Not Professionals By John Piper