When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Psalm 11:3

10 Reasons for Studying the History of Biblical Interpretation

To learn to present your own views within the context of previous scholarship. Not engaging and interacting with others may indicate arrogance or laziness. To avoid dead ends and to learn from the mistakes of others. Unless we learn from history, we’re doomed to repeat it. To be disabused of the illusion of our own originality. We may think a given proposal is original with us when in fact others may have set it forth already. To probe the way in which underlying presuppositions have... Read More

Cultural Christmas: What’s the Reason for the Season?

When you think of Christmas, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps you think of the manger scene with shepherds and wise men, presents, a Christmas tree, decorations, shopping, relatives, Santa Claus, Christmas cards, snow, caroling, or the January credit card bill. Despite what some Christians may want to believe, Christmas, as celebrated by many Americans, is a cultural, not a religious holiday. If Jesus were to be completely removed from the equation, Americans could continue... Read More

New Creation: From Garden to City

The biblical story reaches all the way from creation to new creation. In between, the fall corresponds to redemption in Christ. The Bible does not reveal a large amount of information about heaven and the new creation, but we do find a scintillating vision of the new heaven and the new earth in the final two chapters of Revelation. In what follows, we will seek to answer three questions: (1) How should we think of the new heavens and the new earth? (2) What will precede the establishment of the... Read More

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