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Something Strange is Happening…

Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh … Continue reading

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Two Short Prayers for Lent

J.M.W. Turner, Throwing Overboard the Dying and the Dead Holy God, our lives are laid open before you; rescue us from the chaos of sin and through the death of your Son bring us healing and make us whole in … Continue reading

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Do not Weep for Me… (Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem)

In his gospel, Luke tells us that as Jesus was on the way to Golgotha, a number of women followed Jesus, mourning and wailing for him. Remarkably, he turns to them, saying, “do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and … Continue reading

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Resurrection and Justification Part 2

An excerpt from “Saved By His Life” – a new paper I am working on: Understanding of Paul’s soteriology (doctrine of salvation) has usually focused exclusively or almost exclusively on the crucifixion. In the early church, this was understood primarily … Continue reading

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Resurrection and Justification Part 1

An excerpt from “Saved By His Life” – a new paper I am working on: Since the Protestant Reformation, “justification by faith” has been the articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae—the article by which the church stands or falls. Stressing the … Continue reading

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Jesus the Crucified and Resurrected Lord Part 2

In the last entry, I discussed the “theology of glory” and the “theology of the cross” and my difficulty with both. I also mentioned how I feel that the problem is essentially Christological. How do we relate the cross and … Continue reading

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Jesus the Crucified and Resurrected Lord Part 1

A friend recently asked me whether I align myself more with the “theology of the cross” or the “theology of glory.” Not really understanding what he meant by either of those terms, I asked for a clarification. The “theology of … Continue reading

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