Martin, Oren R. Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promise in God’s Redemptive Plan. NSBT 34; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2015. 208 pp. Pb; $20.00. 1,092 more words
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Mark 13 is one of the most difficult chapters of the Bible to interpret and understand. From the “abomination of desolation” to the claim of Jesus that “this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place,” the chapter is full of statements that could refer either to the near (historical) or far (apocalyptic) future. 740 more words
I just received an “URGENT ACTION!” alert to spare theologically conservative magistrates in our state from needing to perform civil unions between same-sex couples. I can appreciate their discomfort, but not the idea that “religious liberty” is at issue. 424 more words
Goldingay offers the following reflection based on Genesis 2 and, in particular, his understanding of the nature of “cleaving” which this describes (v. 24).
Jesus inferred from this story that we need to encourage people to keep that commitment rather than encourage them to sit fast and loose to it. 171 more words
2015.02.05 | Scot McKnight & Joseph B. Modica (eds.). Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not: Evaluation Empire in New Testament Studies. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013. 2,607 more words