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Well, we are back to a text that gave rise to a 14-part series I did some time back on homosexuality. We need today to pause to look at the context for this text: it has to do with those […]

Ah! What a relief, the desk is now clean. All the atonement books off the desk, back on the shelves — and I found I had outgrown those portions of my library. But, still, it feels so good to clean […]

It’s been a good week. This week Kris found a ten dollar bill, a one dollar bill, several dimes, a brand new nickel, and a bundle of pennies. Any competitors?

A brother from South Africa sent me this, and if you haven’t seen it (which I hadn’t), it is worth the read. I have the first third of it or so here. Many evangelistic efforts often close hearts rather than […]

As Tom Wright observes, natural theology has attached itself to Romans 1:19-21 and gotten all it can out of these verses. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 […]

Someone has asked me about good writers. In particular, I mentioned C.H. Dodd, and N.T. Wright, and also C.F.D. Moule. But this person has asked about similar examples in Old Testament studies, Church History, Theology, Sciences, Sociology … you understand. […]

In college I read Francis Schaeffer, about everything he had written. I remember his talking about “suppressing the truth” from Romans 1:18, and I remember grieving over such a condition on the part of fellow Eikons. What does it mean, […]

Grant, O Lord, that the course of this world may be peaceably governed by your providence; and that your Church may joyfully serve you in confidence and serenity; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and […]

Romans 1:18-32 is a long section on the wrath of God. What is the wrath of God? There are two views, and I’d like to propose that the two views are not as “two-fold” as a lot of folks think.

Kris and I began the day in Louisville, Kentucky, at Springdale Community Church, where I spoke about The DaVinci Code (and the bad version of the book in the new movie). My talk went a full hour, but the audience […]

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