Think for a moment upon the things that have influenced your politics and the things that influence your politics in your daily and weekly routine. You read The New York Times every morning over breakfast and shriek with joy at the latest column from Maureen Dowd. Over lunch, you read Christianity Today. After dinner, you … Continue reading Book Review — The Liturgy of Politics by Kaitlyn Schiess
What Can the Church Learn From the Pop Culture Woke War?
Lately, I've taken a strange liking to some commentators who decry the ever-increasing wokeness of popular art. They believe that this wokeness is destroying longstanding entertainment franchises and even the comic book industry as a whole. As it turns out, worldview-concerned Christians with young children aren't the only ones noticing and speaking out. Scripture is sufficient for us to respond as the church within our own walls, but I believe what we're seeing in popular art provides a helpful cautionary tale.
Book Review — Creation Basics & Beyond, 1st Edition
Creation Basics & Beyond sounds like a fairly generic, nondescript title, but it's actually fitting. Sometimes it can be very basic, and other times it goes beyond my understanding to the point that I have to just leave a note on the chapter to go back to it because I simply failed to grasp what … Continue reading Book Review — Creation Basics & Beyond, 1st Edition
Book Review — God Made Me AND You by Shai Linne
God Made Me AND You begins with school children teasing each other about their ethnic differences. Their teacher steps in and shares that God's wonderful plan is for our differences to reflect the amazing diversity of God's creation and the bring all nations to worship him. Told in Shai Linne's trademark rhyming style that makes … Continue reading Book Review — God Made Me AND You by Shai Linne
The Second Eve Undoes the Curse? — Addressing that Rachel Jankovic blog post, part 2
In part '0' of this series, I went through a fairly dry history of how "second Eve" has been used from the time of the early church until now. In part 1, I dug into the Jankovic article on the question of second Eve and how her use of the term creates too much confusion … Continue reading The Second Eve Undoes the Curse? — Addressing that Rachel Jankovic blog post, part 2
Take Up the Part of Second Eve? — Addressing that Rachel Jankovic Blog Post, part 1
In part '0,' I addressed the history of the term "second Eve" with respect to Rachel Jankovic's post at the Desiring God blog titled "The Second Eve: How Christian Women Undo the Curse." My own research found a few previously claimed examples of second Eve: Mary Magdalene; Mary, mother of Jesus; Martha and Mary of … Continue reading Take Up the Part of Second Eve? — Addressing that Rachel Jankovic Blog Post, part 1
A (Not) Short History of “Second Eve” — (Not Yet) Addressing That Rachel Jankovic Blog Post, part ‘0’
Last year, I reviewed two books that heavily concerned the role of women in the church. The first was No More Holding Back by Kat Armstrong. Writing from an egalitarian perspective whereby John 20 effectively releases women to preach from the pulpit, Armstrong states in part: Mary [Magdalene] does more than just represent that the testimony … Continue reading A (Not) Short History of “Second Eve” — (Not Yet) Addressing That Rachel Jankovic Blog Post, part ‘0’
Lexham English Bible: Outdoing the NASB?
In my previous post, which concerned John MacArthur's announcement of the new Legacy Standard Bible translation and the ever-impending NASB 2020 update, one point that seemed to gain much attention was the existence of the Lexham English Bible, a translation that already includes the distinctives John MacArthur touted in his announcement of the LSB: YHWH … Continue reading Lexham English Bible: Outdoing the NASB?
Some Thoughts on the Legacy Standard Bible
Update (20 November 2020): I've posted my initial observations of the LSB Gospel of Mark here. https://vimeo.com/402824903 If you haven't seen the news by means of a video update from John MacArthur for his church (skip to 7:20 in the video above), there's a new translation in the works called the Legacy Standard Bible. It … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the Legacy Standard Bible
Everything Egalitarianism and Then Some
Do you miss the days not too long ago when the hot social media topics were egalitarianism and social justice instead of virtual church? No? Regardless, here's everything we've written on complementarianism and egalitarianism (so far) in one convenient list. Commentaries Beth Moore the Broken Clock I suppose I should be thankful for God’s use … Continue reading Everything Egalitarianism and Then Some