Distorted purpose

So far, we’ve seen how God made humanity in his image to: reflect his glory, to fill (multiply and populate) and to subdue (rule over/steward) his creation.  Man and woman are together made in God’s image to complement one another. God blesses them by providing for them and protecting them.  At the same time, he… Continue reading Distorted purpose

Watch back #FaithrootsLive “Men and women (1)”

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For those who missed this week’s Faithroots Live you an watch back and interact here. One of the aims of Faithroots is to provide additional theological teaching and training for those who want it but would not be able to access normal theological training through seminaries/theological colleges. I provide this through articles on this website,… Continue reading Watch back #FaithrootsLive “Men and women (1)”

Is it right to talk about identity in Christ?

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Here’s today’s #TheDailyDose. It’s a special edition as I wanted to go back over some of the stuff we’ve been spotting in John 1 in the light of a discussion on twitter.   The discussion was over whether or not it’s right to talk about “identity in Christ.” The objection being that our World is obsessed… Continue reading Is it right to talk about identity in Christ?

Knowing God … knowing Jesus

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This is a kind of footnote to my article that looked at what we can say about The Trinity and what we can learn from the Trinity. In response to that article, Daniel Blanche made these provocative remarks. Was his comment fair? Well, yes, I think there is a fair challenge to be answered here. … Continue reading Knowing God … knowing Jesus

Is it impossible to learn from the Trinity?

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One of the bones of contention in the debate between EFS advocates and neo-classical theists is whether or not we can apply things from the inner relationships of the Trinity to life today.  EFS has predominated amongst theologians and pastors from a complementarian background. The idea that the Father and Son are equal in nature… Continue reading Is it impossible to learn from the Trinity?

Sheep and Goats: Are Paul and Jesus in conflict -a worked example

I got involved in a conversation the other day about what it means to say that Scripture, the whole of it is God’s Word.  It arose because some people were going back over that old question “are we as evangelicals guilty of Bible-olatry?” In other words do we end up worshipping our Bibles more than… Continue reading Sheep and Goats: Are Paul and Jesus in conflict -a worked example

Love and Hate, Sovereignty and Freedom: A Copernican revolution in Romans 9

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A lot of people struggle with Romans 9. It isn’t the easiest of Bible passages to follow as Paul delves into some deep and complex reasoning. However I think the primary problem that people have with the passage are the following verses that we might find uncomfortable; not so much difficult to understand as hard… Continue reading Love and Hate, Sovereignty and Freedom: A Copernican revolution in Romans 9

How 2 Timothy 3:16 shows us that Scripture is sufficient

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A Roman Catholic will tell you that they too believe in the authority of Scripture.  They believe 2 Timothy 3:16 to be true. It’s also that they believe that when Christ gave the keys to the church, this authority meant that it would be the church or its magisterium a few hundred years later who… Continue reading How 2 Timothy 3:16 shows us that Scripture is sufficient