Category Archives: culture

Reach Out Your Hand

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. Reach Out Your Hand (John 20:19-29)   Sources: Raymond E. Brown. The Gospel According to John XIII-XXI. (AB). Garden City: Doubleday, 1970. F.F. Bruce. The Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983. Steven R. Harmon. Towards Baptist Catholicity: Essays … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paul and Gender

Cynthia Long Westfall. Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. “Of making many books there is no end” (Eccl. 12:12). Sometimes this is how it feels with the debates … Continue reading

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The Official Opposition

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. The Official Opposition (Revelation 13:1-10)   Sources: Richard Bauckham. The Theology of the Book of Revelation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. G.K. Beale. The Book of Revelation (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. Michael J. Gorman. Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship … Continue reading

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“As a Dear Brother”: Forgiveness and Restoration

Sunday, July 31st, 2016. “As a Dear Brother”: Forgiveness and Restoration (Philemon 1)   Sources: Athanasius. On the Incarnation of the Word. F.F. Bruce. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. James D.G. Dunn. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compassion and the Mission of God

Rupen Das. Compassion and the Mission of God: Revealing the Invisible Kingdom. Carlisle: Langham, 2016. Objectively reviewing books written by acquaintances, colleagues, and friends is always difficult to do. This is eased considerably when the work they’ve produced is undeniably … Continue reading

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Why is the Song of Songs in the Bible?

Sunday, April 10th, 2016. “Why is the Song of Songs in the Bible and What is its Relevance for Today?”   Sources: Richard Beaton. “Song of Songs 3: History of Interpretation”. Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. Tremper … 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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