Monthly Archives: March 2012

John Stott: “What dominated Jesus’ mind was not the living but the giving of his life.”

Despite the great importance of [Jesus’] teaching, his example, and his works of compassion and power, none of these was central to his mission. What dominated his mind was not the living but the giving of his life. This final … Continue reading

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Fred Sanders on the “normative order” or “chain of command” amongst the theological disciplines

While the various theological disciplines are peers, each operating with their own independent and valid methodologies, there is also a kind of normative order to them which is dictated by the one object which they study in common. Because Christianity … Continue reading

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David Turner on the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man in Jesus’ preaching (Matthew 11:25-30)

Here Turner is commenting on Matthew 11:25-30 where Jesus states that “…no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him,” and in the same breath makes an appeal to his listeners, … Continue reading

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Tim Chester on Luke 24 and the risen Christ’s Emmaus road Bible study: “God’s Word is enough.”

Here Chester is teaching from Luke 24 and the two men’s Emmaus road encounter with the resurrected Christ, especially v. 27 when Luke records how “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, [Jesus] interpreted to them in all the Scriptures … Continue reading

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Fred Sanders on the relation between quarrying the depths of “the deepest doctrines of Christianity” and fidelity to the gospel

Once upon a time, the people most committed to the gospel were the people most inclined to serisous theological thought. The deepest doctrines of Christianity, the ones that are not on the surface of the Scriptures but lie waiting in … Continue reading

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John West on “equating the current consensus view of science with science itself”

The theistic evolutionists’ rationale for excluding scientific views [that are] critical of Darwinism from faith-evolution discussions seems to be that Darwinian Theory constitutes the consensus view of science, and questioning that consensus view supposedly demonstrates that one is “anti-science.” But … Continue reading

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Michael Haykin on meditative reading and the use of “spiritual classics”

The reading of spiritual classics should differ from other types of reading. One reads a newspaper dictionary or textboook for factual information or imediate answers to questions but in spiritual reading one seeks to inflame the heart towards God as … Continue reading

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