Unexplainable Mercy

The so-called “God of the Old Testament” gets a bad rap in contemporary society. According to some, this “God of the Old Testament,” was mean and judgmental, hurling thunderbolts left and right, withholding mercy and delighting in destruction. Now of course our culture doesn’t have much use for what the “God of the New Testament”…

And I Quote… September 19

Some time ago, the concept of the “carnal Christian” became popular among some evangelical groups. The basic idea was that someone could be saved, and yet living no differently than an unbeliever day after day. In their lives there would be no hunger and thirst for righteousness, no patterns of obedience, little or no prayer…

Pilgrim’s Progress | Part One

  Our book for the remainder of September and the month of October will be Pilgrim’s Progress, in the beautiful edition put out by Crossway. An enduring classic, Bunyan’s famous allegory of the Christian life has been treasured by believers for well over 300 years. While Pilgrim’s Progress has been abridged or otherwise altered many…

Eis•e•ge•sis

Is the practice of reading into a text a meaning that is foreign to it. It is an invented term formed by replacing the Greek preposition ex, meaning out of, with the preposition eis meaning “into.” It is usually used as a contrast to exegesis, “the art and science of drawing out the original intended…

Twenty Thousand Tomorrows

Chicago came into view as my plane touched down and began to taxi across the O’Hare tarmac, the plane finding its niche among the grid of city lights that shone brightly against the night sky. I stared blankly at the safety card in the seat pocket in front of me, not able to read the…