David Garner
The recipients of the letter to the Hebrews faced uncompromising pressure to compromise. Ridiculed for abandoning their own religious heritage and for extracting themselves from their very own people, these early followers of Christ anguished under tremendous pressures to return to their former...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
There is, however, another crucial strand in this whole discussion: it is the way the New Testament handles material from the Old Testament when it comes to Adam and the role he played, not just in the history of the human race, but also in the history of redemption.Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
Having made comment about the limits of science, it is only appropriate that we acknowledge that the Bible also has its limits. That may come as a surprise to some sensitive Christian ears, but it is actually self-evident: the Bible does not pretend to say everything that can be said about...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
There is nothing new about the question of how science relates to the Bible - it is as old as the Copernican Revolution of the 16th Century and older. There is, however, real urgency to the question in our present age when science is being increasingly exalted to an almost supreme status as the...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
From the beginning, Israel was faced with the prospect of false prophets trying to pass themselves off as prophets of God. Anyone coming in the name of another god was to be disregarded; those coming in the name of the LORD were to be tested. Prophets were only to be obeyed if they truly spoke...Continue reading.
David Hall
God's benediction rests on you (you'll have true happiness) if you are pure in heart. This blessing is not bestowed upon the intellectually keen or emotionally pious, but on those pure or clean in heart. Like poor "in spirit" pure is modified in this blessing by "in heart...Continue reading.
Pierce Hibbs
When my wife and I moved into our house in the early spring, the two trees in the back yard were charming, their trunks splitting and winding like strands of hair, their leaves just beginning to bud. From what we could see, they added allure to the property, which was complemented by the rest of...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
The Bible is full of irony. One of the most obvious examples is found in the book of Esther. In it, a man named Haman - close advisor to the king - plots against the Jews. More to the point, he specifically plans against Modecai, a particular Jew. So great is Haman's hate, that he builds a...Continue reading.
David Hall
One of the keys to the spreading of the gospel is to have believers who make a difference in life-and who live differently. There must be some moral distinctiveness if we are to impact the world around us. Any church with an extraordinary constituency will make a difference. Continue reading.

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