Good News! The Dividing Wall Is Gone

Good News! The Dividing Wall Is Gone

Like a lot of American evangelicals, the faith I was taught as a teen-aged convert was a sort of Dispensationalism. There were no charts that I recall but I did learn that Jews are God’s earthly people and that the church is God’s spiritual people. I also learned that...
Everyone Is “Culturally Situated”

Everyone Is “Culturally Situated”

There are a few late-modern bromides that people repeat as if they were self-evidently true that are really quite nonsensical. One of these is: everything is relative. Well, if everything is relative, then your claim that everything is relative is also relative. By...
Does Romans 8:9–11 Require Believer’s Baptism?

Does Romans 8:9–11 Require Believer’s Baptism?

A reader writes with a question about biblical interpretation and baptism: I was going through Colossians 2 when I read the footnote from the Reformation Study Bible… which sent me to page 41 for a more in-depth explanation. Infant baptism seems to make sense to...
Is Abraham “Our Father” Or “A” Father? (2)

Is Abraham “Our Father” Or “A” Father? (2)

In part 1 we looked at what the New Testament says about the Old Testament (a part of which is the Mosaic Old Covenant) as a collection of types and shadows in, with, and under which the covenant of grace was administered. The New Testament wants us to think that the...
What Preaching Christ From All Of Scripture Does And Does Not Mean

What Preaching Christ From All Of Scripture Does And Does Not Mean

In recent days there has been considerable discussion about what it means to speak of “preaching Christ from all of Scripture.” Some object to this way of speaking and this approach to Bible interpretation on the grounds that it does violence to the true meaning of...