The Johannine Prologue

Jey Kanagaraj says this about the Johannine prologue and how the gospel is encapsulated within it: The whole Gospel according to the prologue evolves around one theme: the revelation of the one God in his glory and his encounter with all human beings in the life and mission of Jesus, the pre-existent God-become-flesh, to foundContinue reading “The Johannine Prologue”

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Jonathan Edwards Week – God is a Communicative Being

One of the fundamental axioms of Jonathan Edwards’ theology is that God is a communicative being. Edwards says that “It is God’s essence to incline to communicate himself.” (Misc. 107) He also says that “This disposition to communicate himself is what we must conceive of as being originally in God as a perfection of hisContinue reading “Jonathan Edwards Week – God is a Communicative Being”

10 Statements About the Gospel

Gospel this, gospel that, gospel here, gospel there, gospel everywhere! Now a days it seems like everything is “gospel,” but if everything is the gospel then nothing is the gospel. However, this does not mean that the gospel does not have breadth, the gospel might be a lot more multifaceted than we think…. The word “gospel”Continue reading “10 Statements About the Gospel”

Book Review: Formed for the Glory of God – Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards by Kyle Strobel

When I heard that Kyle Strobel was writing a book on the spiritual disciplines of Jonathan Edwards I immediately went on Amazon and pre-ordered it. As you well know, I am an avid Jonathan Edwards fan, and have devoted much of my seminary writing to Edwards (and other Reformed theologians like Barth and T.F. Torrance).Continue reading “Book Review: Formed for the Glory of God – Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards by Kyle Strobel”

The Love Club EP and The Gospel – “Bravado”

This year a new artist came on to the mainstream scene, although I wouldn’t call her full fledged mainstream just yet. Nevertheless this artist, who goes by the name “Lorde” has received extensive radio play, especially for her song “Royals.” Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor,  is a 16 year old singer-songwriter who combinesContinue reading “The Love Club EP and The Gospel – “Bravado””

Some Thoughts on Colossians: Colossians 1 and the Old Testament

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”

For the Sake of the World

“For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.”  – Malachi 1:11   I’m laying down myContinue reading “For the Sake of the World”

New Creation and the Glory of God

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. -Habakkuk 2:14 This is God’s intention for his creation. The earth was created to be, a place that displays all of God’s glory. This verse expresses the culmination of all of history. “Heaven” isn’tContinue reading “New Creation and the Glory of God”