Tag Archives: Sanctification / New Life in Christ

Paul, the Institution of Slavery, and the Cross-shaped Life

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON SLAVERY IN THE PAULINE CORPUS Submitted to Dr. Joshua Jipp in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the course NT 6252 Interpreting Paul and General Epistles at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Preface Whether as a paper or a blog post, … Continue reading

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The Spirit’s Carol

A sermon manuscript for Romans 8:1-19, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction Well, Merry Christmas, Life Bridge! … and a happy new year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. One of our family traditions is … Continue reading

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The Sum of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Catechism

I wrote this last fall and had originally intended to publish it then. Better late than never, I guess. It is the result of significant reading and study for one of the core systematic theology classes in the M.Div curriculum … Continue reading

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Foundations: A Transformed Dream

A sermon manuscript on Romans 12:1-2, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction As you know, this year we have been working through the book of 1 Corinthians, studying what it means to be the church. When … Continue reading

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Upgrading Eden

Preface I recently facilitated a theology class at my church focused on the goodness of God entitled A God in Whom to Take Refuge. I’ve read and written quite a bit on this topic over the last couple of years, … Continue reading

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Death, Faith and the Christian Life

A sermon manuscript on Galatians 2:20, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction Who here loves to camp? My wife and son like to camp and I have many friends who like to camp, but I have … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness vs Seeking Safety

Should we actively avoid suffering? (Question 6 of 8 in the Goodness of God series) No matter how much we might understand, intellectually, that suffering in our lives is necessary and good, it’s our instinct to avoid it. We have discussed the ways … Continue reading

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