How to milk a text through meditation – John Piper

I really enjoyed this video (12 minutes), in which Piper shows a method for meditating on the scripture and unlocking understanding from the text. He also throws in, almost as an afterthought, (although I doubt that it is) the idea of teaching children by this method. The method can be described as prayerfully considering the … Continue reading How to milk a text through meditation – John Piper

You can’t say that, because… Nazis.

Christian author Jen Hatmaker responded to the Nashville Statement by connecting it to the appearance of white supremacists in Charllottesville. As USA Today explains, "Christian author Jen Hatmaker of Austin, Texas, who came out in favor of same-sex marriage and whose books have been removed from the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWay Christian Stores because of that philosophy, called … Continue reading You can’t say that, because… Nazis.

Explaining the concept of secular phariseeism

I long held pretty standard views of Jesus' confrontation of the Pharisees. My view has shifted slightly, or rather has expanded to allow room for identifying all self-righteous individuals and points of view as having a close relationship to the Pharisees of Jesus day. We remember that Jesus warned his disciples “beware of the leaven … Continue reading Explaining the concept of secular phariseeism