Category Archives: culture

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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A (Sort of) Book Review: The Prophetic Imagination

Walter Brueggemann. The Prophetic Imagination (Second Edition). Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001. Few Old Testament scholars have been able to capture the liveliness of the Hebrew Scriptures the way Walter Brueggemann does. When it comes to literary artistry and spirituality of the … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus: Herod the Great

Sunday, December 27th, 2015. Encountering Jesus: Herod the Great (Matthew 2:13-18)   Sources: Craig L. Blomberg Matthew (NAC). Nashville: Broadman, 1992. R.T. France. The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007. Richard B. Hays. The Moral Vision of the New Testament. New York: HarperOne, … Continue reading

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Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: Pt. 1 Housekeeping

I have (and always have had) egalitarian views of gender. I had very little exposure to Church as a child, and when I came into the Church, it was in the context of an egalitarian congregation. The pastor was even … Continue reading

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It Is for Freedom

Sunday, June 7th, 2015. No Other Gospel, Pt. 8: It Is for Freedom F.F. Bruce. The Epistle to the Galatians (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistle to the Galatians (BNTC). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993. Gordon Fee. “Cultural Context … Continue reading

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