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I am currently reading Tom Wright’s latest book, Justification: God’s plan and Paul’s vision . I am about a fifth of the way through, and so far it is typical Wright: engaging, well-written and though..
Writing on John 4.20, Calvin writes that error lies in ‘the confusing of different ages’: Later generations devote themselves to the examples of the fathers, not thinking that a different law of actio..
Some verses that I think were not in the minds of those who initially set up and name New Wine ! 10 They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the whore, but not multiply, because they have..
In Jeremiah, there’s a lot of judgement, of Israel and the surrounding nations. The final few chapters basically comprise a long series of judgements on the surrounding nations. So I was surprised whe..
We had an interesting comment by the preacher in church today. He was saying that whenever he preaches, he tries to have something fresh, something new and prophetic to say. Now I whole-heartedly agre..
I read this verse this morning: Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2.16 (ESV) The kind of freedom won for us in Christ i..
Here’s an interesting page, on the Grove Books website. They ran a competition to write the story of the Bible in 750 words, and these are the winning entries . I think I might have a go at this mysel..
I read James 2 this morning, the almost infamous passage which apparently contradicts Paul’s theology that we are saved only by faith, that there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. I don’t th..
I had a long conversation last night with a good friend about various theological topics. Some of them will find their way on here, in time. The first of them is the doctrine of assurance. How can we ..
Coming soon to a store near you... with over 25,000 notes, over 80,000 cross-references, and over 200 maps. The layout looks brilliant. Let’s hope the anglicized edition looks as good! ESV Study Bible