There’s more than one kind of “priesthood” in the New Testament

Just came across this article in New Blackfriars, and it looks helpful, especially in the context of Anglican debates about women’s ordination. Title: “The Four Types of Priesthood in the New Testament: On Avoiding Confusions about What ‘Priesthood’ Means” Author: Geoffrey Turner Abstract: Christian discourse tends to treat the concept of ‘priesthood’ univocally, so that…… Continue reading There’s more than one kind of “priesthood” in the New Testament

What’s the relationship between biblical and systematic/dogmatic theology?

This is the question we’re considering this week in our doctoral seminar on biblical and theological integration. Two of us are theologians and the other four are bible scholars. Should be interesting! (Note: we’ll have to save the difference(s) between systematic, historical, and dogmatic theology for another post!) Here are the articles we were assigned…… Continue reading What’s the relationship between biblical and systematic/dogmatic theology?

Go to Sleep and Have Some Kids: What the Bible (Psalm 127) Says about Productivity

Personal Productivity in Psalm 127 I love Psalm 127. Not because it makes me feel great, necessarily, but because it hits me like a ton of bricks whenever I read it (like I did last night, during evening prayer). Here’s how the Psalm opens: Unless the Lord builds the house,     the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the…… Continue reading Go to Sleep and Have Some Kids: What the Bible (Psalm 127) Says about Productivity

3 Questions to Ask When You Study the Bible (Plus a Worksheet!)

The Problem: Studying the Bible can Quickly Feel Overwhelming Right? Even with helpful books out there like How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (that’s an affiliate link, by the way, meaning that I get a small commission at no cost to you if you end up buying the book), there are still so many…… Continue reading 3 Questions to Ask When You Study the Bible (Plus a Worksheet!)

The Hermeneutical Implications of Scripture’s Theological Location

INTRODUCTION Theological hermeneutics – human understanding and interpretation in light of the identity and acts of the triune God – faces two problematic questions that, I believe, every biblical and/or theological scholar must be prepared to address. First, should the Bible be read in some special sense as divine revelation, or should we read the…… Continue reading The Hermeneutical Implications of Scripture’s Theological Location

It is Finished! So, Get to Work! – A Sermon on the Ascension

The following is an “It is Finished” sermon preached on Ascension Sunday, 2017. You can listen to the sermon here: GOODBYES SUCK You know, if there’s one thing I hate, it’s goodbyes. Anyone else here hate goodbyes? Yeah, and the fact that I hate them so much means I’m not really very good at goodbyes.…… Continue reading It is Finished! So, Get to Work! – A Sermon on the Ascension

Getting Ahead in God’s Upside-Down Kingdom: An Appeal for a Consistently Pro-Life Ethic

[MP3: Getting Ahead in God’s Upside-Down Kingdom] [PDF Sermon Manuscript: Getting Ahead in God’s Upside-Down Kingdom] Opening Prayer God, our Refuge, I ask that your Holy Spirit would move in our lives, so that we would: promote your justice embody your steadfast faithful love and humbly obey Your will, even if it costs us our…… Continue reading Getting Ahead in God’s Upside-Down Kingdom: An Appeal for a Consistently Pro-Life Ethic