Christians Should Come Out of the Closet: I.e., They Should Go to Church!

Jason Stellman, in noting that most evangelicals prefer all things private and inner to most things public and organized, comments on the ideal-piety that is proposed in most churches: Deep within the hidden recesses of each one of us lives a gnostic waiting for an excuse to come out and reveal himself.  Just as the… Continue reading Christians Should Come Out of the Closet: I.e., They Should Go to Church!

Thomas Murphy on The Minister’s Love for Christ

Thomas Murphy speaks about the only motive that will enable a minister to faithfully and steadily serve in his office through thick and thin: All other motives than the constraining love of Christ in the heart soon lose their influence.  There are no doubt other incentives, such as ambition, love of learning and desire for… Continue reading Thomas Murphy on The Minister’s Love for Christ

John Murray on “The Fear of God”

A few months back, Matt Morgan drew my attention to the fact that John Murray devotes a chapter to the phrases "the fear of YHWH" and "the fear of God" in his book Principles of Conduct: Aspects of Biblical Ethics.  At the time, he and I both were doing some work in Proverbs and I… Continue reading John Murray on “The Fear of God”