Aug 5 2018

The Sevenfold Structure of Genesis

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“The seven days of Genesis 1 are a chiasm, and therefore these sections are a chiasm. The Adam who doesn’t come to rule at the beginning is answered by the Adam who does come to rule at the end.”

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Aug 4 2018

Levels of Language

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Stolen from Tim Nichols

“If we are going to be good interpreters of Scripture, it’s not enough to grasp the didactic literature. We need to learn to read the higher levels of language as well.”

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Jun 25 2018

Esther Predicted in Ezekiel

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The book of Esther describes the fulfillment of the battle of Gog and Magog

An excerpt from “Esther in the Midst of Covenant History” by James B. Jordan (2001)
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Jun 1 2018

Hermeneutical Repentance

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“Look, you know I love you, but there’s no point in mincing words here: you guys suck at reading narrative.”
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Mar 30 2018

The Infinite Room

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Is it possible for a book of contemplative theology to be neo noir?

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Mar 10 2018

Baptists are Right, Accidentally

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Leithart and the whale.

or Do You Really Want A Real Debate?

Another response to a post on baptism, “Baptists Are Right, Almost,” by my friend Peter Leithart.
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Feb 20 2018

Bring Light to your Theology with Dark Sayings

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It is truly breathtaking how deeply connected and coherent all of Scripture is, all of life is, when you can experience it in all of its divinely inspired architectural beauty and construction.

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Oct 30 2017

The artificial resurrection: Genesis and genetics in Blade Runner 2049

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In this sequel, moral absolutes have succumbed to corporate interests and brutal pragmatism. The film poses uncomfortable questions for a culture whose prosperity is maintained artificially and unsustainably through abortion, exploitation and war, and whose divorce of sex from procreation is slowly but surely drifting into a demographic winter.

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Oct 5 2017

Jesus Invented Twitter

Hitchcock and The Birds

“The truth wrapped in a riddle or a joke is irresistible. What looks like skylarking is sometimes the fowler’s snare.”

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Jul 22 2017

The Wrong Question

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What sort of question is the question of paedocommunion?

Peter Leithart just reposted the first part of a series on paedocommunion. Since many people (most of them far more godly, educated and well-read than I am) have expressed how helpful they have found my posts on baptism, I figured I would offer some responses. Leithart is passionate about baptism, and expresses his conviction that the stakes are high. I agree with him about the stakes, which is why I oppose his errant position. In biblical theology, there is a place for everything and everything should be in its place. The question of paedocommunion in Reformed circles is the sacramental equivalent of those who promote child marriage arguing over the age at which their (perversion of) marriage can be physically consummated. That is, it is the wrong question.

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