Luke 2.1-20: God In Our Mess Looking at the story of Christ’s birth in Luke, we see the extent to which Luke is pointing us to the “offensiveness” of the Incarnation to the Greek mind–that the God of Heaven would condescend to be incarnated in matter. In this doctrine we find comfort that God dignifies […]
Covenant Seminarians reflect on the meaning of the Incarnation… Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas from Covenant Seminary from Covenant Theological Seminary on Vimeo.
Isaiah 11: Can The Wolves Get Us Here? – Curran Bishop Jumping forward several generations from Jonah, we come to Isaiah’s prediction of the coming of the shoot from the stump of Jessie; directing us to the Kingship of the Messiah, perhaps the most neglected of the offices of Christ. As our warrior king, Jesus […]
Jonah: God Will Succeed; With Or Without You… Jonah the prophet was sent (among other things) to the Ninevehites; Jonah the book, however, was a message to the Hebrews about their role in the Mission of God. As New Testament Israel, Jonah serves as a call to us to take seriously our role as God’s […]
Keith Getty on What Makes ‘In Christ Alone’ Accepted and Contested Hymnist Keith Getty shares the back story on a hymn we love.
Why Advent is Ugly (and therefore beautiful) Deb shared this with me and I thought it very poignant (I’m looking for words besides “helpful” since I use that almost every time I share an article…) 🙂
Sunday, December 1: An Arrow Pointing To Heaven: The Biblical Doctrine Of Family – Curran Bishop It is common in Christian circles to make the words “Christian” and “Family” almost interchangeable: “family values,” “family friendly,” etc. are often buzzwords for the products of a certain type of Christian culture. This sort of blurring, however, can […]
Blaming the Unchurched: This article (which is really a plug for a book I haven’t read, Schultz’s Why Nobody Goes to Church Anymore) has some challenging insights to consider about the attitudes people in the church take to those outside the church, and the practical and theological consequences of those attitudes.
A post at Acton by Joe Carter, “Burden Bearing and Biblically Based Healthcare” A critique of healthcare that brings an important reminder that the Church cannot simply endorse and “baptize” either the worldview of the political Left or Right, but must promote the complexity of the biblical call to the Church to bear each others […]
The End of Urban Ministry: Anthony Bradley reviews why Derick Scudder, senior pastor at Bethel Chapel Church, an evangelical congregation in the northern part of Philadelphia, says he’s “done with Urban Minisry” on the Acton Institute’s blog. It’s a very revealing and convicting call to rethink how we think about ministry and poverty.