An eclectic selection of links that may interest you:
Daniel Block answers questions about a popular approach to Old Testament interpretation. He urges interpreting the OT “Christotelically” rather than “Christocentrically”. While his remarks provide a welcome brake to some of the extremes of “Christocentric” interpretation, perhaps they are not strong enough.
An interesting article dealing with challenges to the chronology of the conquest of Canaan. Liberals have long sought to undermine the credibility of the Bible by attacking tangential issues like ‘timing’ to make the Biblical record seem inconsistent or errant. Bryant Wood does a good job in this article taking on a liberal challenge and explaining the issues. The article is rated “non-technical” – which is good for those of us who don’t know all the lingo!
Creation vs. Evolution
“The universe began to exist. Virtually every scientist now concedes that universe and time itself had beginning,” he said. “So, whatever begins to exist has a cause. The universe began to exist. Therefore, the universe must have had a cause.”
Sanctification (part 1 and 2 of a 4-part review of The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin De Young
Kevin DeYoung uncovers a troubling erosion of personal evangelical piety, but what about the public implications of godly living?
“God’s people are to be holy. The character of our hearts, minds, and actions is to mirror God’s own. We are to live into the breathtaking moral vision created by and for God’s glory. To pursue a holy life means leaving our small, inverted lives behind in order to lean fully into the surprising freedom and life-giving righteousness of God.”
“The sky is not falling, and it won’t until Jesus falls from it first. But we don’t have to pretend everything else is wrong to recognize we don’t have everything right. There is a gap between our love for the gospel and our love for godliness. This must change. It’s not pietism, legalism, or fundamentalism to take holiness seriously. It’s the way of all those who have been called to a holy calling by a holy God.”
Tips for Church Websites: Social Media
“I believe this perfectly lines up with what I’ve been saying, which is to focus on the needs and interests of your readers. Post what they need to hear, rather than what you need to say.”
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