The Sum and Substance of the Gospel (Bavinck)

 One reason I always enjoy reading Herman Bavinck is because his discussions are so clearly based on Scripture.  I especially like those parts where he explains a doctrine by using his own sort of paraphrase of verses along with the Scripture references.  For example, this week I'm studying Christ's ascension in sermon preparation.  So I… Continue reading The Sum and Substance of the Gospel (Bavinck)

Jesus’ Farewell Discourse and The Christian Life: Jesus is Gone!

I've mentioned Douglas Farrow before on this blog, but let me do a bit of a re-run, just because I cannot commend his book, Ascension and Ecclesia (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1999) to you enough. In this 340 page book, Farrow asks, evaluates, and answers the question: Where is Jesus now? He travels through biblical themes,… Continue reading Jesus’ Farewell Discourse and The Christian Life: Jesus is Gone!

Daniel, Luke, and the Ascension of Christ

Douglas Farrow has a nice comparison of Daniel 7's apocalyptic images and Luke's two-fold emphasis on the ascension of Christ (Luke 24 and Acts 1-2).  See Ascension and Ecclesia (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1999), 24-6. "Daniel and Luke-Acts are clearly engaged in telling one and the same story, about the same great journey of God's elect, with… Continue reading Daniel, Luke, and the Ascension of Christ