The Gnostics and Jesus
For some months I have been getting questions about the "Gnostic gospels" and The Da Vinci Code, so it seems right to give readers of this newsletter a bit of guidance. This is by no means a definitive response or analysis—it is more like pastoral counsel— but I hope it will clear up a few things.
Recurring Biblical-theological issues in OT studies
A number of issues come up again and again as we try to give a sound theological exposition of the Old Testament. My goal is to set out the framework in which I understand these issues, so you can see how that framework applies. I encourage you to take these thoughts further as you wrestle with the texts on your own.
The Uniqueness of Christ in an Age of Relativism
We live in a society where kind, intelligent, sincere people all around us have very, very different religious convictions from Christian ones. What would ever lead a person to believe that there is one true God and only one way to Him in a time of such plurality? Or as it was asked to me once, what is your excuse for believing such a thing?
Knowing God's Will
A number of years ago, my family had the wonderful experience of spending a year at a cabin in the woods while I was on a writing sabbatical. We chose a cabin about an hour from St. Louis so we could be far enough away from normal seminary operations for me to get my writing done, while still being close enough to St. Louis for my wife, Kathy, to perform her job as choir director at our church...
Echoes of Eden in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis is very much in the news these days. Bookstores are selling great quantities of Lewis’s Narnia stories and many other Narniarelated works because of the recent release of the film version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe...
A Critique of the Documentary Hypothesis
Even though this theory is considered passé in many critical circles, and postmodernism has largely abandoned the quest for sources as a waste of time because we can't understand authorial intent anyway, the documentary hypothesis is still widely taught and believed...
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