Evangelium et Ecclesia

Evangelium et Ecclesia

(Believe it or not, I was caught by surprise when I saw this article posted on my blog today. I wrote it one year ago but decided not to post it because I thought it might ruffle some feathers at my former church. Rather than delete it altogether, I just archived it by assigning it a future date [one year in the future to be exact, which turned out to be today]. But since it automatically posted, and since there are already a handful of...

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Pushed or Pulled?

Pushed or Pulled?

In the Audio section of the website you’ll find the first in a series of lectures I am giving at Holy Family Parish in Kirkland, WA. Based upon my forthcoming book, The Destiny of the Species, I focus on the fact that man is made in the image of God and therefore hardwired for heaven. Unlike Darwin’s claim in his Origin of Species, the biblical description of man is one in which he is not pushed by his past, but pulled by his...

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New Podcast

New Podcast

I have begun a new podcast series called Homo Liturgicus, Man the Worshiper, the first episode of which is available for download on the Podcast page. The series will unpack the idea that man was created with a sacrificial end in view, which is ultimately fulfilled in Christ. Episode 1 is a brief biblical-theological sketch of the themes that will be discussed in more detail in the episodes to come. Enjoy. . ....

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On the Law / Law Distinction

On the Law / Law Distinction

In the final section of his response to me, Lane Keister quotes me saying of James 2:8, 12-13: “James here speaks of a ‘royal law’ which he also calls ‘the law of liberty.’ If we love our neighbor by showing him mercy, we are placing ourselves under this law of liberty in order to be judged by it, the end result of which will be the triumph of mercy over judgment.” Lane responds by saying, “I would point...

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On Faith, Hope, and Love

On Faith, Hope, and Love

Over at Green Baggins, Lane Keister has published the second part of his response to me, which I will interact with here (although my reply will deal with the Galatians, II Peter, and James sections in three distinct posts). In the comment to which Lane is responding I cited Paul:  You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace…. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor...

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