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Ambrose (and Calvin) on Jacob in Esau's Clothes

For this reason, it seems to me that Ambrose beautifully stated an example of this righteousness in the blessing of Jacob: noting that, as he did not of himself deserve the right of the first-born, concealed in his brother’s clothing and wearing his brother’s coat, which gave out an agreeable odor , he ingratiated himself with his father, so that to his own benefit he received the blessing while impersonating another. 121 more words

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Review of 'Between Pain and Grace' by Gerald W. Peterman and Andrew J. Schmutzer

Gerald W. Peterman and Andrew J. Schmutzer, Between Pain and Grace: A Biblical Theology of Suffering (Chicago: Moody, 2016).

American Christians don’t know how to suffer well. 744 more words

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Kingdom and Covenant, Part 5

In the last few posts, I have been unpacking the biblical story that I summarized in one sentence here. In this post, I continue with part 5 of the story – the exodus, Sinai, and the conquering of the land… 688 more words

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Sacrifice

James Jordan suggests a kind of monergistic understanding of sacrifice:

Sacrifice is something God does, not something we do. We commonly speak of “making a sacrifice” when we give something up for someone else.

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Good Samaritan

James Jordan writes of a three-layered meaning of the parable of the Good Samaritan:

For 1900 years, pastors in every branch of the Church have interpreted the parable of the Good Samaritan as having a “first application” to our Lord Himself.

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Literal, Christological, Spiritual: A Look Into Calvin's Approach to Hermeneutics and Preaching

What is our aim in preaching?  What should it be?

This is a debated question among preachers who share many of the same evangelical convictions—namely, the authority and sufficiency of Christ. 1,497 more words

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