Love the Sin and Hate the Sinner

This is a great insight into a precious truth from Doug Wilson: Christians are accustomed to distinguish the sin from the sinner. This distinction is good and right, but it is only possible to make...

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Colin Gunton on Frameworks of Belief

All interpretation is shaped by the frameworks of belief which we bring to it; the hope is that the text—or rather the Holy Spirit’s opening up of the text—will enable us both to use and...

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Rethinking Rethinking Jepthah’s Foolish Vow

Evangelical OT scholar Miles Van Pelt, co-author of a biblical Hebrew textbook and academic dean at RTS Jackson, knows a thing or ten about the Old Testament. And I only know a thing. But I...

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The Literal Meaning of Literal

In the American South, it can still feel natural to have religious discussions with strangers. My last was with a friendly and professional C-Dry Basement services salesman. Standing in my mildly leaky, retirement-age home (b....

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Rob Lister’s Hermeneutical Method

In the opening pages of his God Is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion, Rob Lister pretty well sums up what I try to do every time I preach: The relevant biblical data...

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Review: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief by John M. Frame My rating: 4 of 5 stars When a systematic theology begins with a series of endorsements that are longer than certain other systematics, you...

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