A Biblical Theology of the Trees of the Garden

At the outset of the biblical record, two trees stood at the center of God’s covenantal dealing with man–the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree … Read more→

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A Match Made in Heaven

Genesis 2:18-25 is one of the most wonderful–as well as most neglected–portions of Scripture. It contains the first recorded human words spoken: “This is now bone of my bone and … Read more→

Sacred Space

6 Thoughts on Sacred Space

When God created Adam, he set apart sacred space in which he would enter into fellowship with his newly created image bearer. Just as He had created time and space (Gen. … Read more→

Sacred Time

7 Thoughts on Sacred Time

Among the diverse and manifold truths revealed in the Genesis account of Creation, we discover that God set apart two spheres of worship–sacred time and sacred space. Since all that God created … Read more→


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Imagining the Image of God

There is a speech in the 2nd act of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in which Shakespeare puts into the mouth of Hamlet a description of man that is matched in greatness only … Read more→

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A Divine Division

The God who divided the light from darkness, evening from the morning, the waters under the heavens from those above, the dry land from the sea, different kinds of fish, … Read more→


Did Jesus Descend Into Hell?

One question that has long plagued Christians about the nature of Jesus’ saving work is that which concerns the meaning of the phrase, “He descended into hell”–as found in the Apostle’s … Read more→

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The New Creation Spirit of Christmas

Everybody knows that virgins don’t conceive. Mary knew that. This is the reason why she asked the Angel Gabriel at the announcement that she would conceive and bear a Son, … Read more→

Jesus in OT

Rick Phillips on Jesus in the Old Testament

Over at Reformation 21, Rick Phillips has been busy posting a short series of edifying posts on “Jesus in the Old Testament.” These would serve as great meditations to read to … Read more→


Losing Loved Ones and Having Regrets

My mom had a sudden and massive heart attack last week. I never got to say goodbye. I never had the chance to tell her I loved her and to ask her … Read more→


A Thanksgiving Jesus

If you were hoping to read something about our Puritan-American heritage–based on the title of this post–you will be sorely disappointed. If you’re looking for fodder for the culture war that is raging … Read more→


The Internet: The Great Evangelical Op-Ed Tabloid

There were two things that always confused me as a boy–the existence of the op-ed and of the popularity of Tabloid Magazines. Herbert Swope, the innovator of the op-ed, suggested … Read more→


A Romantic View of Ministry

Without wishing to demean or diminish the value of the plethora of lawful and necessary vocations in the world, I would insist that being called into pastoral ministry is the highest calling … Read more→


The Great, Redemptive Multi-Tasker

Meditating on all that the Scriptures teach about what Jesus accomplished on the cross leads us to conclude that Jesus was the great, redemptive multi-tasker. On the cross, Jesus conquered Satan (Gen. 3:15; … Read more→

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