Theologically Driven

  • Is Allah a God of Love?

    It is common today to hear people talk about a God of love, often connected with the idea that all religions teach about a God of love. But is that true?
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    April 16,2014
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  • The Date of Easter

    People are often surprised when they discover that a series of significant and sometimes very bitter controversies have taken place over how to calculate the date of Easter.
    Theologically Driven
    March 6,2013
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  • Israel’s Hermeneutical Problem

    In 2 Cor 3:13 Paul says that “Moses put a veil over his face to prevent Israel from seeing the end of what was passing away.” What exactly was it that Israel couldn’t see?
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    April 2,2014
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  • What King David Said about Judas Iscariot

    What Judas had done and what, then, the remaining apostles had to do was prophesied, according to Peter, by David in the psalms. But how does that work?
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    March 26,2014
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  • Is Jesus Presently Reigning?

    Despite all this, some still insist that it isn’t appropriate to say that Jesus is presently reigning as the davidic messiah, the davidic king. One problem with this reading is that it seems to contradict what Paul says about Jesus in 1 Cor 15:25.
    Theologically Driven
    March 19,2014
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  • Galatians and Hebrews: A Key Similarity

    Essentially, Witherington tries to explain why Hebrews shows up next to Galatians in some of the early canon lists (e.g., in the Sahidic NT). He thinks the order can be explained by the fact that the two documents share many similar features.
    Theologically Driven
    March 12,2014
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  • On Reading Old Books: A Few Suggestions from the Fourth Century

    Below I’m going to recommend four books that were written in the fourth century. These books are selected from a variety of genres. Each of these works is readily available, fairly short, and definitely worth reading.
    Theologically Driven
    March 5,2014
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  • Why You Can’t Barter with God

    We’ve all heard it, and most of us have either thought it or even prayed it. “God, if You [do this thing I currently want], then I’ll [do something I probably should do but haven’t].” But there’s a problem when we try to barter with God.
    Theologically Driven
    February 26,2014
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  • Celebrity and Gospel Witness

    For some reason, there remains a persistent belief that the public testimony of a well known athlete or entertainer will be more effective than that of a regular Joe. This is the Corinthian problem repackaged for the 21st century.
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    February 19,2014
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  • Did Paul Write Hebrews?

    If you think Paul wrote Hebrews, you’re in good company. One problem with this conclusion, however, is that what Paul says in Gal 1:11–12 seems to contradict what Paul says in Heb 2:3, presuming Paul wrote Heb 2:3.
    Theologically Driven
    February 12,2014
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  • Presuppositional Apologetics and Sound Parenting?

    One of the more surprising sources of parental advice that I have received came to me a few years ago in the form of a recorded lecture by Greg Bahnsen—a lecture in which he detailed the process of “becoming a philosopher.”
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    February 5,2014
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  • Union with Christ or Justification as the Heart of the Gospel?

    The recent tiffs over the role of personal obedience and activity in sanctification is symptomatic of a much deeper theological struggle that has intensified in the last decade.
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    January 29,2014
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  • The Problem with “Gospel-Centered” Sanctification

    The blogosphere has been humming lately with questions of Christian freedom and Christian depravity, the role of faith and works in sanctification, the priority of law or Gospel in sanctification, and the like.
    Theologically Driven
    January 22,2014
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  • Refresh Your Greek in 15 Minutes a Day

    If you’ve decided to shake out of your Greek-less stupor in this new year but aren’t yet sure how to do it, let me try to offer you some help.
    Theologically Driven
    January 15,2014
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  • The “Gospel” according to the Talmud

    David Instone-Brewer argues in a recent article that the Talmud’s account of Jesus’ trial contains the original Jewish charge against Jesus.
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    January 8,2014
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  • How Long, Lord? Will You Forget Me Forever?

    I have cried out with these words from Psalm 13:1a on a few occasions. How do I know that it is legitimate to apply this verse to my life? And what about other psalms?
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    January 1,2014
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  • A Little Christmas Music?

    The hymn “Joy to the World,” published by Isaac Watts in 1719, is one of my favorites. But it’s not my favorite Christmas song—because it is not a Christmas song at all.
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    December 25,2013
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  • Josephus (not Luke) Misdated Quirinius’s Census

    John Rhoads argues in a recent article that it was Josephus, not Luke, who misdated Quirinius’s census. Is he right?
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    December 18,2013
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  • Priorities During the Holiday Season

    Somewhere along the way, we as a nation seem to have crossed the line from enjoying God’s good gifts and displaying generosity toward others to blatant consumerism and greediness.
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    December 11,2013
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  • What’s Wrong with Justification by Works?

    In Gal 3:10–4:7 Paul gives two reasons why works will not justify.
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    December 4,2013
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