On our last evening of the fall term for Let’s Do Theology, I had the privilege of sharing my testimony with the ladies as I reflected on a hot summer's day in 1970. God has been gracious to give me detailed memories and it is good that I might look back on that time of… Continue reading Assurance of Salvation: Can We Know We Are Saved?
In systematic theology, we engage with God through doctrines that biblical scholars have systematically organized with supporting scripture, as well as those early church creeds and confessions rooted in the Scriptures. Many Christians push replay on Sunday mornings without ever coming to know how the details of faith and practice came to be. In its… Continue reading Pushing Replay on Sunday Mornings
Over the course of the next six weeks, my desktop will be cluttered with an array of systematic theologies. Wayne Grudem, Louis Berkhof, Michael Horton, and Millard Erickson will continually speak in the shadows of Dr. Gregg Allison's work on the 50 core truths of the Christian faith. As I thumb through the scholarly works… Continue reading What’s on My Desk and Why it Matters
Union With Christ Theologically speaking, nothing is more basic or central to knowing and enjoying God than union with Christ. It's what the Bible and the heart of the Christian faith is all about. Union with Christ means that by faith alone, Christ is now our representative, whereas Adam was our previous representative. Understanding your… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part Four
At the sound of the alarm each morning, we push back the sheets and step into our routines. Day after day we do the same things, and in short-term thinking we often expect different results. Human beings are creatures of habit, both good and bad. When we come to Jesus, we do so as sinners.… Continue reading Upcoming Series: Biblical Growth and Change
The canon of Scripture was not an after the fact development, but something woven deep into the fabric of God’s redemptive plan. Since the close of the canon in the first century, the Word of God alone is the means by which God speaks to his church. Previously, He spoke to His people in various… Continue reading The Means by Which God Speaks to His Church