No Unjust Law Ever Sent Anyone to Hell

From John Piper’s book, What Jesus Demands from the World: It is risky for Jesus to say, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” That puts a high premium on obedience to the demands of Caesar. One of the realities that warrants this risk is that the heart of rebellion is more dangerous in [Read More…]

Thinking Like Jesus

R.C. Sproul on thinking like Jesus: Several years ago, I was asked to give a convocation address at a major theological seminary in America. In that address, I spoke about the critical role of logic in biblical interpretation, and I pleaded for seminaries to include courses on logic in their required curricula. In almost any [Read More…]

Worst Theologian Ever?

I have a particular fondness for strong opinions, Best/Worst lists, and theology. You don’t often find all three in the same place but Fred Sander’s hits that trifecta in his post “Karl Bahrdt, Worst Theologian Ever.” (No, not Karl Barth, Karl Bahrdt.) A Lutheran preacher’s kid, Bahrdt started studying theology in 1757 in Leipzig, at age sixteen. [Read More…]

How God Makes a Pencil

In 1958, Leonard Read published his brilliant essay, “I, Pencil.” The Competitive Enterprise Institute recently released a wonderful video that illustrates Read’s point that the creation of a pencil requires an unfathomable level of complexity and undirected cooperation. Read’s original essay was written from the point of view of the pencil and the humble writing [Read More…]