The alarm bell is ringing, do you hear it? Widespread and much-publicized moral and ethical failures among Christ's servants shame His church. Major denominations such as the Southern Baptist Convention have recently been plagued by scandal. Last year the Houston Chronicle released a six-part story documenting the abuse of 700 people attending SBC churches over 20 years. The lead lines … Continue reading The Alarm in the Church!
I wonder if we have missed the point of systematic theology? By God’s good providence I have the opportunity to begin to prepare a series of doctoral level systematic theology courses for Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute. As part of my preparation for those courses I have looked into the origins of systematic theology … Continue reading Talking to Ourselves
The respected and renown Bible commentator J.B. Lightfoot said that Jesus’ attitude toward women must have appeared to have been a social revolution. What prompted this assessment? I think Thomas Alworthy summed it up when he wrote that Jesus “had a sincere belief in the intellectual and spiritual possibilities of women.” Unlike most people living … Continue reading Women, Culture, and the Church