Read Revelation 3:15-16 … The Laodiceans, from what can be found in the historical records, were a prosperous people; perhaps not the congregation in particular, but certainly those of the area generally. The town was a banking center so there was money about. The area was known for the production of black wool which was … Continue reading Just Right is Just Wrong
The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology may not be for the casual reader in the Church, but David H. Kelsey has produced an examination of how Scripture is used as authority for theological propositions that deserves to be read by those that engage the Holy Writ in exegesis, didactic, and apologetic endeavors. All Christians, … Continue reading The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology
So, a while back I was sent a summons for Jury Duty. Yuck, right? Well, when I was finally selected to be considered for a jury and we were being examined by the Defense Attorney this question came up: “Do you think you could convict a man of murder knowing that the death penalty could … Continue reading Guilty or Not Guilty?
Read 2 Peter 3:14-16 … In chapter 3 of the second letter, Peter reminds his readers that there are always those that stand to the side and kibitz, and in at this point Peter is saying there are some that even second guess God. But never fear, our Lord is not slow to fulfil his … Continue reading A Twist in the Story
Read 1 Peter 3:15-17 … In his first letter, Peter is addressing those that can be variously described as pilgrims, sojourners, or temporary residents in that part of the world. The problem Peter is addressing is the persecution that will be coming from all sides; the letter is to comfort them and help them deal … Continue reading Christians Will Be Persecuted
Divorce & Remarriage: A Study Discussion is a transcription of an in-house discussion (not a formal debate) conducted at Martinez, California on September 25th, 1982. The discussion sought to delve into two schools of thought regarding the issue of divorce and remarriage as it is regarded within the Church, an issue that was of concern … Continue reading Divorce & Remarriage
Read James 3:13-18 … The importance of wisdom is so prominent for the child of God that an entire genre of Biblical literature is devoted to finding wisdom and walking in its paths. In the book of Job there is the struggle of the good man to find wisdom and understanding while in the grip … Continue reading Above or Below?
Published in 2005, Old Light on New Worship is the product of John Price and, as the sub-title states, is an examination of musical instruments and the worship of God – a theological, historical, and psychological study. It should be noted that Price is a Pastor for the Grace Baptist Church in Rochester, New York … Continue reading Old Light on New Worship
Read Hebrews 3:16-19 … There is hardly a more prominent motif in the Scriptures as release from captivity, and the epitome of this theme in the Old Testament is the release of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. After 400 years under the whip of their masters, Moses leads a nation of about 2½ million people … Continue reading In Freedom