Monthly Archives: February 2010

Women in Ministry

A few weeks ago, Focus on the Family’s Pastoral Ministries division was on campus at Denver Seminary. They shared the statistics of a recent survey they administered. A number of us were surprised at a variety of the findings. For … Continue reading

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Morality and Capitalism

Usually I would choose not to venture into a topic such as this. But it has made an appearance a couple of times in my life over the past week. First, last week I went to a local bookstore where … Continue reading

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A Christian Sabbath

My good friend Sara commented on my last post about the Sabbath and finished with a question about what exactly a Sabbath should look like for Christians. I think this is a very good question. We really don’t have many … Continue reading

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Justification and Reconciliation

Moving through Romans again, we come across the idea of justification rather early in the book (ch. 3). As you may recall from a few posts back, I want to read Romans through the lens of reconciliation – namely, that … Continue reading

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Freedom in Sabbath

Abraham Joshua Heschel writes in his book The Sabbath, “To set apart one day a week for freedom, a day on which we would not use the instruments which have been so easily turned into weapons of destruction, a day … Continue reading

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A Palace in Time

I recently finished The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel, a Jewish theologian who was also active in the civil rights movement in the sixties. Heschel showed me the beauty and the grandeur that exists in the Sabbath. Observance of the Sabbath is … Continue reading

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Total Depravity in Romans 1-2

My last post was in reference to reading the letter of Romans through a reconciliation paradigm, rather than a complete exposition of the gospel. I want to play this out through a few passages, for my own sake, but hopefully, … Continue reading

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