Attempts at biblical theology
Here are a few articles that attempt to apply rigorous biblical theology to a variety of subjects I have had to consider over the years. They were written because circumstances outside my control drove me to it!
A recent video of a talk done for my church, to encourage critical thinking and application of a biblical view of man into the real world with particular reference to Western governance. Our leaders are not Christian people, and that aligned with history tells us we should expect fraud and deception at scale.
the Truth => heavy responses 2 common questions...
Want to get tooled up to respond to those impossible questions? Aimed to help folk in their thinking/dialoguing, if they want to unashamedly and reasonably hold to Christ in the ruthless real world.
Where are all the elders? - Jesus have the answers...
Root of the matter: our practice isn't God's guidance. Highlighting very official pyramid structures and one man systems as opposed to 2 by 2 biblical plurality; waiting for stripling volunteers as opposed to discipling and appointing appropriate men - and a consideration of what kind of qualities we are looking for to avoid being elitist. Other fine eldership related articles linked to.
Christ & the Ten Words, moral law & grace, OT/NT covenants
Introduced to this view via some elder brethren in Christ, and *boy* had they got some scripture back up - big time! To the point that once you've looked carefully at the biblical context of the 10 C's it becomes unarguable that they were something special.
Creation / Evolution: reasoning for a more literal reading
Building an argument from the biblical content and broader context of Genesis 1-11, marrying that with God's clarity in communication and asking, "How does the Bible want me to read Genesis 1-11? Does it have any preferences? Which fits most naturally with the whole of scripture - a more literal or a more figurative reading?"
Headship, egalitarian and complementarian arguments discussed
Feminism has been big, so this issue is mostly relevant. I believe there is a clear method for addressing difficult issues from Scripture.
Proverbs & biblical theology: riddles for the wise in Christ
That is anyone who has trusted in him. In Noah's day, it made you wise if u got inside the ark. Same thing with Christ, if you are 'in Him' on the day of his return you are both wise and in Christ... But there is a sense in which we can have that wisdom sharpened and grown. I love this book... This had been written 2003 or so for our bible study cru so we don't miss Christ out when we apply it.