Preying Women

As Christians we are commanded to “prove all things” or, as another states: “examine everything carefully.” This, I believe, is what we find in the following analysis. Evangelical complementarian leaders mostly just teaching feminism The evangelical crisis about gender roles is much worse than you think. I know this because discerning, biblically-grounded complementarian friends read Gospel Hope in Hookup Culture by Owen Strachan, and thought … Continue reading Preying Women

Jerusalem to Emmaus and Back: An investigation.

A fascinating post by Dr. Bivin reproduced on Holy Land Photos’ blog. David N. Bivin, founder and editor–in–chief of the Jerusalem Perspective has produced a wonderful article A Farewell to the Emmaus Road. Bivin writes: The Emmaus Road narrative is the climax of Luke’s Gospel. In it, two of Jesus’ disciples encounter their resurrected Lord as they follow the road leading west from Jerusalem. Not … Continue reading Jerusalem to Emmaus and Back: An investigation.

Markos reviews Latta: C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing

Louis Markos teaches English at Houston Baptist University. He also holds a distinguished chair at the school. Prof. Markos gives clear voice to as to how to communicate effectively: say what is meant in concrete and understandable terms. This is fresh air for me. In this review he describes all the benefits of Latta’s work in combing his personal correspondences to analyze Lewis’ work.   … Continue reading Markos reviews Latta: C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing

Μονογενής in the Church Fathers: A Response to Kevin Giles, Part 5 — The Upper Register

A good summary post by Dr. Irons on how we should think about biblical communication. Also, throughout this series, the importance of church history is revealed. History’s use here by Dr. Irons discloses how these early Christians interpreted their native language and thus gives us valid insights to the Greek text.   Μονογενής in the Church Fathers: A Response to Kevin Giles, Part 5 — … Continue reading Μονογενής in the Church Fathers: A Response to Kevin Giles, Part 5 — The Upper Register

“Only Begotten” or “Unique?”

Most Christians are familiar with John 3.16 which says that Jesus was “only begotten” or some versions: “unique.” So which is it, or possible is it a combination somehow of these two ideas or something else? Lee Irons engages Kevin Giles to note his disagreement with translating the Johannine term (monogenase) which only occurs 5 times in Scripture. These instances of the word however are … Continue reading “Only Begotten” or “Unique?”

132. “The Only Creature Without Sin” – Pope Francis on the Immaculate Conception of Mary — Vatican Files

January 1st, 2017 On December 8th each year, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary is celebrated. On this occasion the Roman Catholic Church contemplates the belief that Mary was preserved from original sin. This view had been part of Roman Catholic teaching and devotional practices for centuries, but it was not until 1854… via 132. “The Only Creature Without Sin” – Pope Francis on … Continue reading 132. “The Only Creature Without Sin” – Pope Francis on the Immaculate Conception of Mary — Vatican Files