Category: soteriology

40 Days

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 (Lent 1). 40 Days (Matthew 4:1-11)   Sources: Walter Brueggemann. Genesis (Interpretation). Louisville: WJK, 1982. Eugene R. Fairweather. The Meaning and Message of Lent. New York: Harper, 1962. R.T. France. The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007. Victor P. Hamilton. The Book of Genesis… Continue Reading “40 Days”

Good News of Great Joy

Sunday, December 11th, 2016. Good News of Great Joy (Luke 2:8-14)   Sources: John Goldingay. Isaiah (UBCS). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. — The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2014. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. Richard… Continue Reading “Good News of Great Joy”

Behold! A Lamb

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. Behold! A Lamb (Revelation 5)   Sources: David E. Aune. Revelation 1-5 (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997. 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… Continue Reading “Behold! A Lamb”

What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 22: A Response to Four Views on Hell (3 of 4)

The following post was prepared for and originally published on the Rethinking Hell blog (published 2016/06/01) and is shared here with permission. *** Ever read something you know you disagree with but still can’t help but admire the actual argument presented? That’s how I… Continue Reading “What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 22: A Response to Four Views on Hell (3 of 4)”

The Meaning of Passover

Sunday, May 8th, 2016. “You Asked for it: What is the Meaning of Passover?”   Sources: FF Bruce. The Epistles of John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970. John I. Durham. Exodus (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1987. Peter Enns. Exodus (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. Michael J. Gorman. The Death of the… Continue Reading “The Meaning of Passover”

Encountering Jesus: The Money Changers

Sunday, January 31st, 2016. Encountering Jesus: The Money Changers (Mark 11:15-18)   Sources: R.T. France. The Gospel of Mark. (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002. David E. Garland. Mark. (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. John Goldingay. “Sacrifice and the Death of Christ“. Fuller Magazine. Luke Timothy Johnson. Hebrews (NTL). Louisville: WJK,… Continue Reading “Encountering Jesus: The Money Changers”

Encountering Jesus: A Paralyzed Man

Sunday, January 17th, 2016. Encountering Jesus: A Paralyzed Man (Mark 2:1-12). Image from Codex Egberti (public domain via wikimedia commons)   Sources: Athanasius. On the Incarnation of the Word. Gustaf Aulen. Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement.… Continue Reading “Encountering Jesus: A Paralyzed Man”

Encountering Jesus: Zacchaeus

Sunday, September 27th, 2015. Encoutering Jesus: Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)   Sources: Darrell L. Bock.  Luke (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. I. Howard Marshall. Luke: Historian and Theologian. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971. Robert H. Stein. Luke (NAC). Nashville:… Continue Reading “Encountering Jesus: Zacchaeus”

One in Christ Jesus

Sunday, May 31st, 2015. No Other Gospel, Pt. 7: One in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:25-4:7) Sources: Athanasius. On the Incarnation of the Word. 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,… Continue Reading “One in Christ Jesus”

The Purpose of the Law

Sunday, May 24th, 2015. “No Other Gospel, Pt. 6: The Purpose of the Law” (Gal. 3:15-25) Sources: Gustaf Aulen. Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement. A.G. Hebert (Trans). Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2003. F.F. Bruce. The Epistle… Continue Reading “The Purpose of the Law”