This is a book review with a bit of a difference. Normally you would expect me to be reviewing a new book that few people have heard of yet in order to let you know why you should buy it and read it. In this case, there’s a good chance that you’ve already heard about,… Continue reading Gently and lowly?
“I’ve learnt that it’s okay to be angry at God” “I have discovered that I need to forgive God first.” Have you heard statements like that? They sound radical and edgy and I’ve heard these sorts of ideas put forward to help believers that are struggling with grief or emotional heartache. If they believe that… Continue reading Kiss The Son (Psalm 2)
I’ve mentioned many times how helpful I’ve found Paul Williams and Barry Cooper’s approach to answering difficult questions helpful. So often when we engage in apologetics we find ourselves wanting to take the person to Jesus and the Cross but find ourselves side tracked by complex apologetics. So I found it liberating when at a… Continue reading How God shows up in Jesus
The context to John 5:19-29 is that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath. He claimed the right to do this because he was doing what his Father did. His opponents saw in this reference to God as father a claim to divinity and therefore blasphemy. We can assume from that, that it was not the… Continue reading How does the Father relate to the Son? (A second look at John 5:19-27)
I have been looking at the Eternal Functional Subordination debate over a series of posts. We started with a brief look at a couple of Bible passages and it is my plan to to return to them in a little more detail towards the end before making some practical application. We then saw that central… Continue reading Mike Ovey on The Will of the Father and The Son
Hebrews 2:5-8 talking about Christ’s superiority to angels quotes Psalm 8 saying “What are mere mortals that you should think about them, or a son of man[a] that you should care for him?7 Yet for a little while you made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honour.[b]8 You gave them authority over… Continue reading A little lower than the angels?
Here’s today’s Afternoon Tea discussion. As it is Sunday, we have a first look at the Sunday Night topic which this week is “Listen carefully” (Hebrews 2:1-4). Here are the key points: 1. The context is that Jesus is greater than the angels. 2. Although Jesus’ revelation is greater, it does not replace the OT… Continue reading Listen very carefully
Psalm 110 is famous as one of the Psalms that clearly points to Christ and is the most quoted Psalm in the New Testament. In this Psalm David writes The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand,until I make your enemies your footstool. Here, David introduces him to the Lord who speaks to… Continue reading Whose enemies are they anyway? (Reflections on Psalm 110 part 2)
The Truth and Lies issues (Systematic Theology) We have seen that making wise, godly decisions depends on knowing the truth about God, Creation, Humanity and New Creation. This means rejecting lies about all four areas of doctrine. In this post we will look at some of the doctrinal (Systematic Theology) issues at stake in our… Continue reading Isolation and Communion (Part 4)