“God Seeks Nothing Extraordinary From Us”

Here’s a great excerpt from a 1534 sermon Martin Luther preached on Matthew 22:34-46.  These are good words to think about in response to the modern-day “radical” movement. “The Lord’s reply is especially irksome, that the everyday routine works which people are commanded to do, namely, that they are to love God and the neighbor,… Continue reading “God Seeks Nothing Extraordinary From Us”

Sarna on Idols (The 2nd Commandment)

 This is a fantastic explanation of Exodus 20.4 by Jewish scholar Nahum Sarna. "The revolutionary Israelite concept of God entails his being wholly separate from the world of his creation and wholly other than what the human mind can conceive or the human imagination depict.  Therefore, any material representation of divinity is prohibited, a proscription elaborated… Continue reading Sarna on Idols (The 2nd Commandment)

Idols of Religion

   Update: In recent weeks (Nov-Dec 2011) Mark Driscoll has gone on record with some explicit claims of continuing revelation. We appreciate Driscoll's ability to formulate and teach a few aspects of Reformed theology quite well, but we do not in any way agree with the notion that God continues to reveal himself to us… Continue reading Idols of Religion

Making Decisions Biblically

One thing in the Christian faith that amazes me is how often my decision-making process is straight up unbiblical.  I've talked about this with other Christians recently, and they admit the same.  How often do I (we?) make difficult choices with a quick prayer, ultimately doing what will benefit me (us?) the most?  After contemplating this and recently working… Continue reading Making Decisions Biblically