You can still be a slave experientially, even when you are no longer a slave legally…Whatever you may feel, whatever your experience may be, God tell us here, through his word, that if we are in Christ we are no longer in Adam, we are no longer under the reign and rule of sin… AndContinue reading “No Longer Slaves!”
There was once a day when most theology books were written in order to elicit a worshipful response from the reader. This was especially true of books on Christology – these books were intended to make the reader see how awesome, powerful, gracious, kind and all out joy inducing Christ was. However, our theology booksContinue reading “Rejoicing in Christ”
As someone who preaches I’m always looking for awesome illustrations that can help the audience better come to grips with tough theological concepts. One of those concepts is the relation between Adam and Christ – or as Paul refers to them in Romans: the First and Last Adam. Theologically what is going on in RomansContinue reading “A Tale of Two Skywalkers”
Today we continue our series on “Gospel” or “Evangelical” theology, that is theology that flows out of the truths of the gospel. Last time I said that there certain key doctrines that are decided by or settled on or strengthened by the gospel. Some doctrines are the logical consequence of the gospel, one such doctrineContinue reading “Gospel Theology (Pt. 3) – Original Sin”
Hamartology The theological study of sin. Hamartology concerns itself with the understanding, origin, nature, and consequences of sin. Also it studies the way in which sin is transmitted across the human race. Used in a sentence: If you are studying the fall of man in Genesis 3, you are doing hamartology.
Colossians is full of allusions to the Old Testament. For instance Colossians 2:2-3 makes an allusion to Daniel 2 as well as to Proverbs 2:3-6. Colossians 3:9-10 makes allusions to Genesis 1 and Genesis 3. Finally Colossians 4:5 alludes to Daniel 2. This week I would like to take up another allusion that Paul makes.Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Colossians: Colossians 1 and the Old Testament”
Last time I began to write about George Herbert’s poem “The Sacrifice.” As you now know, its a sort of Lament put into the mouth of Jesus. Herbert shows us the grief and agony, not simply the physical agony, but the emotional agony which Jesus suffered on his way to the cross. Herbert does thisContinue reading “The Poetry of George Herbert: “The Sacrifice” (Pt. 2)”