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Battered, Not Broken

We try to trivialize our pain around other Christians, hedging it off in Christianese language, telling our friends and family that we’re “going through a wilderness season.” There’s plenty of other metaphors I could use, such as “walking through the storm,” but I’ll spare the rest. 708 more words


Moving into new seasons in life could be hurtful. I know because God has been pushing me into one.

It started off as little whispers from God. 893 more words


Paul’s Gospel

by William R. Newell

THERE are two great revelators, or unfolders of Divine Truth in the Bible—Moses in the Old Testament and Paul in the New. 2,269 more words


Sermon: In which Avril is chastised by the Apostle Paul

Sermon for Williamstown
22nd of January, 2017

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Corinth was, according to Homer, a city known for its riches – ‘wealthy Corinth’. Geographically it was in a fabulous position to take advantage of trade routes on both land and sea and it took that advantage, taxing those who passed through it. 1,528 more words


Trump and the 'Thing-ification' of Faith

The evangelical support for Donald Trump reflects how greatly imperiled the Christian tradition is in.  True, evangelicals are only a portion of Christianity but most of the Christian tradition is based on rationality to the exclusion of experience which makes it more amenable to being a cultural artifact. 751 more words


God Was In Christ: Karl Barth on the Significance of God's Being in his Act of Reconciliation

While explaining, in a recent post, why T.F. Torrance considered the traditional Calvinist doctrine of limited atonement to involve an implicit heretical Christology (Nestorianism, to be precise), I touched on the critical importance of Scripture’s affirmation that “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself” (2 Cor. 1,649 more words

Reformed Theology

Joint Heirs

Romans 8:16-17

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 385 more words