It’s Columbus Day, the day we all learned, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Americans celebrate this day in history because we see it as a vital part of our nation’s history, but God did have other projects going on elsewhere. Have you ever considered that there were some pretty famous Christians alive in… More Who Else Lived in the Days of Columbus?
College education has changed a lot in the past two decades. While the demand for bachelor’s degrees has ballooned, many institutions have struggled to keep enrollment up in an increasingly aggressive market. Extension campuses and online/modular classes have made it possible for larger universities to poach student pools who previously attended local colleges. T.V., websites, and… More The Deterioration of the Teacher & Student Relationship
A few months ago, I was having a conversation about our service with someone, and I realized the two of us were talking past each other. It began to dawn on me when the terms “singing service” and “preaching service” entered the discussion: the disconnect was an effect of twentieth century Revivalism. Big tent revivals of… More Good Liturgy Is Kinetic Theology
When it comes to the Word of God, both conservatives and liberals believe in divorce–the divorce of words from meaning. Conservatives divorce them in this way: the primary function of words is to aid in determining authorial intention. Meaning lies in the author’s intentions. The words are an aid in the discovery, but do not… More Divorcing Words from Meaning
I was working through this opening introduction with a friend, and we discovered these triads cleverly hidden/not-so-hidden in the first several verses of Paul’s magnum opus, the book of Romans. I’ve counted eight times when Paul references all three persons of the Trinity in quick succession. It’s important to realize that some of these don’t… More Eight Trinitarian Triads in Romans 1:1-9
Men, there are two charred craters in the Old Testament that remain as a warning to us: Ai and Gibeah. Both cities fell by the same military tactics, and although the weapons of war have changed and technology has advanced, the same strategy is being employed in Christian homes day after day. Let us take… More Onward Christian Soldiers?