Abiding in Christ?

How do you abide in someone you can’t see or touch or audibly listen to? When Jesus told his disciples to abide in him, was it merely for them or is it something we are called to emulate? To the first question, Jesus most certainly expected his disciples to...

Redeeming the Serpent

    Israel found itself in the wilderness complaining against God for his ways of redeeming them. For the mundane activities he had them take part in (i.e., walking around in circles). Side note: If you and I were led in the wilderness for 40 years we would...

How the Gospel Integrates

This past Sunday I preached from John 3.14-21. In an effort to help us hear with fresh ears, I offered my own translation from the Greek. Of note in the translation, instead of “perish” as is typically used for the word apollumi in the Greek, I opted for...

Aseity

When I ask students what they believe the greatest attribute of God that is needed to be understood, most will say his love. Others will say his grace and mercy and justice and knowledge. While all of these most definitely are necessary to be grasped–at the same...

How Could God Let Adam Sin?

I have been reading The Marrow of Modern Divinity for my own personal growth and was helped by this and pray you are. Legalist: But why then did not the Lord create [Adam] immutable [i.e., unable to sin]? Or, why did he not so over-rule him in that action, that he...