Tag Archives: Sin / Human Nature

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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A Clear Context for Suffering

We avoid pain because… We have cultivated unhealthy perspectives God commonly uses pain and suffering in people’s lives to get their attention and to grow  them up into spiritual maturity. Nonetheless, most people work very hard to avoid pain. Why is … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness vs Human Suffering

Why do bad things happen to good people? (Question 3 of 8 in the Goodness of God series) A Brief Word of Encouragement Having talked about God’s goodness and how it compares to wish fulfillment, I feel it’s important to interject a word … Continue reading

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Distrust your heart, and live

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. (Proverbs 16:2) Some of the worst advice you could ever receive is to “follow your heart”. It’s a well-meaning platitude, and it fits right … Continue reading

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In the Light

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life — the life was made manifest, and we … Continue reading

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The Inerrancy of Proverbs

How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. — Proverbs 16:16 It just hit me. Anyone following me on Twitter knows that I’ve been spending a lot of time in … Continue reading

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The Potential Sin of Time Travel

Well, today’s the day. October 21st, 2015. Thirty years ago, intrepid time travelers Emmett Brown and Marty McFly journeyed to the future to avert disaster and save the McFly family from untimely (sorry!) decline. As a result, so many questions linger … Continue reading

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