Category Archives: Biblical Theology

Is The Devil Real? The Bible’s Take Contra Friedrich Schleiermacher’s

Is the Devil real; some refer to this as: is the Devil personal? Yes, I personally think the Devil is real. I can only arrive at this conclusion based upon the Dominical affirmation and teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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A Theology of Scars and Remembrance

God has a way of keeping his people close to his side; I would like to suggest one of his primary means for doing this is through suffering. For the remainder of this post I want to attempt to offer … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Theology, Theology Of The Cross | 8 Comments

How to Read the Book of Revelation: Against Modern Day Astrological Numerology and other Aberrations

Given that according to some prognosticators the world is facing certain apocalyptic and cataclysmic reorientation starting in September 23rd, 2017, I thought I would reshare something I wrote awhile ago that engages with how to interpret the book of Revelation. … Continue reading

Posted in Amillennialism, Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Dispensationalism, Eschatology, Hermeneutics, Richard Bauckham | 1 Comment

The 2nd Adam as the Ground and Reality of the 1st Adam: Reading Romans 5 With or Against Barth

I was just reading Everett F. Harrison’s commentary on Romans in The Expositor’s Bible Commentary; in particular I was reading his coverage of Romans 5:12-14, I was motivated to look over some commentaries I have on hand because of the … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology | 7 Comments

Job 19. Miscellaneous Personal Reflection. Death and Suffering, Incarnation and Resurrection

I am an avid Bible reader, and have been one since 1995; by the grace of God. Indeed, this is where it all started for me; i.e. where the love of theology has come from. But I’m afraid this reality … Continue reading

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Miscellenies on Natural Theology in Acts 7, Romans 1, and the Late Post Reformed Orthodox

I am in the book of Acts in my Bible reading right now, and something just hit me, even though I’ve read it literally hundreds of times, that in Stephen’s speech in chapter 7 we have a perfect example and … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Theology, Natural Theology, Richard Muller | 4 Comments

Reading the Bible For All Its Worth: Protestants and sola Scriptura Against Wooden-Literalist Bible Reading Habits

I just recently had a discussion with someone I know, a pastor, who took pride in the fact that I labeled his approach to biblical interpretation as wooden-literal. I have written against this approach for many years, and so when … Continue reading

Posted in Angus Paddison, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Gerhard Hasel, Hermeneutics | 1 Comment

The Theology of the Cross in Job Says No to Natural Theology and the Theology of Glory

The book of Job provides such a visceral and existential reality toward unfolding human suffering in the context of a God-world relation. What is interesting (and this is an insight I picked up while in Ray Lubeck’s class in undergrad Old … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogy of Being, Biblical Theology | 4 Comments

Doubting the Theologians and Biblical Interpretation

I am not totally sure what is happening to me tonight, but it is either conviction or an overly-sensitive conscience. I have been posting a lot on Karl Barth lately, and if not Barth my other usual suspects are Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Reflection | 9 Comments

The Christian Bodily Hope as Commentary and Critique on Current Politics

What this current season of political carnival has worked into me is a sense of loss, of hopelessness. But this sense isn’t discordant with what I’ve already felt for a long time in regard to human government and institutions; indeed, … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalyptics, Biblical Theology, Eschatology, Ethics, Resurrection, Richard Bauckham, Soteriology, Spiritual Warfare, Theopolitical