September 27, 2022

Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well is often assumed to be purely platonic. But John's gospel actually suggests that Jesus had romantic intentions! This scene is part of his calling of his bride, the church. Read more

September 20, 2022

Dying and rising with Jesus is one of the main ways that the New Testament talks about our growth in godliness. It may sound strange at first, but understanding this truth is crucial to fully grasping the power of Jesus' resurrection. Read more

September 13, 2022

Jesus was "raised for our justification," according to Romans 4. To understand what Paul means by this phrase, we need to explore the link between resurrection and final judgment in the ancient Jewish worldview. Read more

September 6, 2022

There’s a resurrection-shaped hole at the heart of evangelical theology. No evangelical Christian would ever make the mistake of preaching “the gospel” without explaining that Jesus died on our behalf. But I suspect many could hear a gospel presentation that left out the resurrection without so much as noticing. Read more

August 30, 2022

What if we take virginity more seriously than scripture? It's obvious that the Bible recognizes and even celebrates virginity at times. But when we turn virginity into an all-encompassing framework for understanding sex and relationships, we go beyond biblical precedent. Read more

August 23, 2022

There's been a lot of criticism of purity culture in the last few years. But have you ever wondered WHY it got off track? I believe purity culture's fatal flaw was adopting the logic of virginity as the fundamental lens through which it viewed all sexual and relational ethics. Read more

August 16, 2022

Most Christians are familiar with the basic plot of Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the 5000. But have you ever considered what Jesus’ miracle that day means? Today, I want us to take another careful look at Mark’s account of that miracle to see if we can find anything going on beneath the surface. Read more

August 9, 2022

“My Redeemer Lives” is perhaps one of the most profound statements of faith in all of scripture. With those three simple words, Job transcends the brutality of his life circumstances with a sudden burst of confidence in the God that will one day set things right. Read more

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