Water from Jesus’ “belly/womb?” – John 7.38

John 7.38 is one of those passages in Scripture over which scholars go back and forth; for example both Craig Keener and D.A. Carson write that it is "difficult" and end up coming down on different "sides."  Do the waters of life flow from the believer's "belly" ("heart" in NIV, ESV, etc) or Jesus' "belly?"  Where… Continue reading Water from Jesus’ “belly/womb?” – John 7.38

A. T. Lincoln: The Law and Jesus

Here's a nice statement on biblical hermeneutics. "This narrative's [John 5.1-18] point of view is that, because of who he is, Jesus is not subject to the law but instead fulfills all that the law previously stood for.  The law, then, is to be judged in the light of Jesus and his mission and not the other… Continue reading A. T. Lincoln: The Law and Jesus