Monthly Archives: March 2016

A (Sort of) Book Review: Mending a Fractured Church

Michael Bird & Brian Rosner (eds.). Mending a Fractured Church: How to Seek Unity with Integrity. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2015.* It’s no secret that Christians disagree- sometimes with considerable harshness. It’s also no secret that the New Testament issues strong … Continue reading

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Seven Miles

Sunday, Marcy 27th, 2016. “Seven Miles” (Luke 24:13-35)   Sources: Darrell L. Bock.  Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. Gregory of Nyssa. The Great Catechism. Michael J. Gorman. The Death of the Messiah … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines 5: Worship

Sunday March 13, 2016. Spiritual Disciplines 5: Worship (Isaiah 40)   Sources: Simon Chan. Spiritual Theology. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 1998. Richard Foster. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (Revised Edition). San Francisco: Harper, 1988. John Goldingay.  Psalms, Volume 1: Psalms 1-41 … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: Partners in Christ

John G. Stackhouse Jr. Partners in Christ: A Conservative Case for Egalitarianism. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2015. I have openly and unashamedly argued in favour of an egalitarian understanding of gender on many occassions and in many different forms of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines 4: Fasting

Sunday, March 6th, 2016. Spiritual Disciplines 4: Fasting (Matthew 9:14-17)   Sources: Craig L. Blomberg Matthew (NAC). Nashville: Broadman, 1992. Simon Chan. Spiritual Theology. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 1998. Richard Foster. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (Revised Edition). San Francisco: Harper, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines 3: Scripture

Sunday, February 28th, 2016. Spiritual Disciplines 3: Reading Scripture   Sources: Simon Chan. Spiritual Theology. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 1998. Gordon Fee, “Reflections on the Church Order in the Pastoral Epistles”Listening to the Spirit in the Text. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000), … Continue reading

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