Category Archives: Jesus

Our Lord’s Prayer for Unity in Triune Love

Jesus begins his prayer in John 17 by asking the Father to glorify him so that he could glorify the Father. These words (“glorify”) are too easily passed over. When the Bible speaks of glory it uses the word doxa, … Continue reading

Posted in ACT 3, Biblical Theology, Christ/Christology, Jesus, Love, Missional-Ecumenism, The Church, Unity of the Church | 1 Comment/Like

Must the Reformation Wars Continue? (Part Seven)

Yesterday I asked an important question at the end of my post: “How do we evangelize church members, both Catholic and Protestant?” Sherry Weddell, the cofounder of the Catherine of Siena Institute, with Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P., is a Christ-centered disciple … Continue reading

Posted in ACT 3, American Evangelicalism, Discipleship, Evangelism, Faith, Jesus, Missional-Ecumenism, Personal, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, The Church, The Future | 32 Comments/Likes

The Divine Interpretation of Christ’s Death

As I have been working my way through writing the first draft of my book, Our Love Is Too Small, I have confessed that nothing draws us more deeply into the love of God than the death of Christ “for … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Theology, Christ/Christology, Jesus, Love, Sacraments, The Church | 15 Comments/Likes

The Cross of Christ & the Love of God – What Saves Us?

I am currently writing a book on love, both God’s love and our love. In writing the first half of my book I have sought to deal with the cross. I do not know how you can talk about God’s … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Biblical Theology, Christ/Christology, Jesus, Liturgy, Love, Orthodoxy, Personal | 31 Comments/Likes

The Priority of Christ, Part Two

One of my deepest concern for Christians today, expressed in my post yesterday, is not widely shared by many in the North American church, whether Catholic or Protestant, mainline or evangelical. In fact, I have discovered only a few single-minded … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Biblical Theology, Christ/Christology, Jesus, Lordship of Christ, The Church | 22 Comments/Likes

The Priority of Christ, Part One

In 1956 a group of British theologians chose to honor the twentieth century’s greatest theologian, Karl Barth, with a collection of Essays in Christology. They chose this theme because Barth was a champion for high Christology but also because but because … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Biblical Theology, Christ/Christology, Jesus, Lordship of Christ, The Church | 26 Comments/Likes

The Light That Shines Upon Us

The Gospel of Luke reveals to us an angelic prophecy regarding the birth of John the Baptist that was given to Zechariah. I never read this text (Luke 1:5-25) without imagining what it would have been like to go about … Continue reading

Posted in Christ/Christology, Gospel/Good News, Jesus | 1 Comment/Like

Silence is Often Golden – On Why I Should Not Use Social Media to Encourage Christian Disunity

In the light of various posts last week regarding the “Strange Fire” conference hosted by John MacArthur, and the response to it by Mark Driscoll who stood outside the event giving away copies of his book to people attending the … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Apologetics, Biblical Theology, Current Affairs, Jesus, Love, Personal, The Church | 21 Comments/Likes

The Scapegoat Who Finally Removes All Our Sin – Part Two

The four Gospels describe in specific detail how Jesus died during the Passover Feast, not Yom Kippur. So how do we explain this (seeming) problem? I submit that the date on the Jewish calendar was Passover when he died but … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Theology, Christ/Christology, Death, Forgiveness, God's Character, Gospel/Good News, Jesus, The Church | 7 Comments/Likes

The Depth and Extent of God’s Forgiveness is Displayed in the Atonement – Part 1

Yesterday I wrote about atonement as forgiveness. I showed that there truly is a substitionary aspect of the atonement that must be grasped. This is because our sins actually require the paytment of a debt, or what has been called … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Biblical Theology, Christ/Christology, Forgiveness, God's Character, Gospel/Good News, Jesus, Love | 4 Comments/Likes