My Therapist is Christ on behalf of Me

Over the course of the last six months I’ve been seeing a therapist. Besides trusting Jesus with my life, marrying Karla and a few other biggies, going to therapy has been one of the best decisions of my life. After my first session, I texted a friend “I love therapy! It’s safe, freeing, affirming, enlightening, [Read More…]

Tony Burke on the Christian Apocrypha

Over at Eerdword is a post by Tony Burke about his new book Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha, and it includes these colorful comments: I have seen in my students that their individual reactions to these texts are much like their reactions to biblical scholarship in general. Students from conservative Christian [Read More…]

Merry Christmas from Mike and Joel

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Archbishop Glenn Davies’ Christmas Message

Glenn Davies, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, gives his first Christmas message. [Read more…]

A Bonhoeffer Advent Reflection: “Despite it all, Christmas comes”

God had looked upon the poor of the world and had himself come to help. Now he was there, not as the Almighty One, but in the seclusion of humanity. Wherever there are sinners, the weak, the sorrowful, the poor in the world, that is where God goes. Here he lets himself be found by [Read More…]

To Us a Child is Born !!!

The story of Jesus’ birth emphasizes that God’s deliverance comes upon the world in a very specific way, it means that God’s salvation comes to and through Israel … and it is God himself who comes. Or, as I say in EvTh: The virgin conception means that Jesus was not simply a holy man whom [Read More…]

A Bonhoeffer Advent Reflection: “Mary”

The song of Mary (Luke 1:46-55) is the oldest Advent hymn. It is the most passionate, most vehement, one might say, most revolutionary Advent hymn ever sung. It is not the gentle, sweet, dreamy Mary that we so often see portrayed in pictures, but the passionate, powerful, proud, enthusiastic Mary, who speaks here. None of [Read More…]

Advent Prayer, Fourth Week

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Sprit, one God, now and for ever. [Read more…]

N.T. Wright on the “Meat and Potatoes” of Justification by Faith

A cool segment from my interview with N.T. Wright about the place of justification by faith in PFG. [Read more…]

A Bonhoeffer Advent Reflection: “In the face of the manger”

We shall celebrate Christmas and now for once let us make it really a festival of Christ in the world. Then we must prepare ourselves by getting rid of something which plays a great role in our lives. We must be clear about how, in the face of the manger, we shall think about what [Read More…]

Sherif Gergis is interviewed by CPX About Marriage

Earlier I blogged and promoted the book by Sherif Girgis, Ryan Anderson, and Robert George, What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. Any ways, Sherif Girgis was interviewed by the CPX crew on the topic, and is a great interview. http://vimeo.com/81710184 Well worth watching! [Read more…]

Great Xmas Deal on Logos User Videos

Danny Zacharias has produced a great video series on Mastering Logos Bible Software. It normally retails for $20, but there is a special 80% discount for Euangelion readers who can get it for $5. This Logos Bible Software tutorial course is designed to cover every aspect of this powerful software for studying the Bible. Several [Read More…]

A Bonhoeffer Advent Reflection: “the message of Advent . . . repentance”

So the whole of the message of Advent becomes an urgent sermon, calling men and women to repentance. Before Jesus came John the Baptist, and we must not over him. For the whole of the early Christians, Advent was a time for repentance, not for rejoicing. All the hymns that we have sung speak of [Read More…]

A Bonhoeffer Advent Reflection: “At one with the suffering and joy of his people”

In a dream he sends his angel to Joseph and tells him to flee to Egypt, beyond the limit of Herod’s power. Mysterious as God himself are his means. There never fail powers and servants to make know his will. Surely, he has given us his Word and there made clear his will . . [Read More…]

Keep the Spirit of St. Nicholas this Christmas, Slap Down a Heretic

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Santa Clause, the obese cola-chugging cookie-chomping fat man, who commits B&E offences across the world, organized from his crime syndicate HQ in the tax-exempt north pole, where he keeps midgets with pointy ears enslaved in his sweat shop to make cheap merchandise for Toys-R-Us. But that Santa is not [Read More…]