As a Bible teacher, there have been those times I’ve been tempted to rely on my own abilities, desires, and the approval of other women, but God always draws me back to his Word as a reminder of whose work it is I am participating in. If the focus in preparation of an adult Bible […]Read More Magnifying God in Our Teaching
It was at the tender age of nine years old that God rescued me from a home without Christ. There were no Bibles read, no prayers before meals, and no talk of a God who sent his son to save a lost world. A school friend invited me to church and it was through efforts […]Read More When the Church Teaches Children the Bible
The enemy of truth is Satan himself. His voice is subtle and his ways are cunning. Only the voice of God is absolute truth and knowing the Bible guards against false teaching. 2 Corinthians 11:4 makes clear that as believers, we are called to not simply believe every word as truth: “For if someone comes and proclaims […]Read More Safeguarding the Mind and the Heart
In a previous blog post here, emphasis was placed on our call to the Great Commission and how the work need not only take place in those times we travel abroad. In this post, we look at some of the specifics of evangelism but first let’s consider that evangelism is a theological issue. That is, […]Read More Do We Love Lost People Enough?
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 […]Read More 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 […]Read More 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 […]Read More 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 […]Read More Biblical Growth and Change, Part Four