They Dwell…As Sojourners

  I've posted this before, but it's worth putting here again: This is such a great section of the 2nd century Chrisitan letter called "The Epistle to Diognetus".  It is a good commentary on the teaching of Christ and his apostles that this present age, this present world, is not our permanent home (John 17; 1… Continue reading They Dwell…As Sojourners

In But Not Of This World (Epistle to Diognetus)

This is such a great section of the 2nd century Chrisitan letter called "The Epistle to Diognetus".  It is good commentary on the teaching of Christ and his apostles that this present age, this present world, is not our permanent home (John 17; 1 Pet. 1:1, etc.). For Christians are not distinguished from the rest… Continue reading In But Not Of This World (Epistle to Diognetus)

O The Sweet Exchange!

Here are some great words from a late second century AD Christian tract/treatise called the Epistle to Diognetus (10:2-5). “Oh the surpassing kindness and love of God! He did not hate us, or reject us, or bear a grudge against us; instead he was patient and forbearing; in his mercy he took upon himself our… Continue reading O The Sweet Exchange!

Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: Brief Review Part II

Yesterday, I introduced this great addition to Reformed theological studies: David VanDrunen's Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010).  Today, I'll briefly point out a few highlights of chapters 2-3. In chapter two, VanDrunen argues that "The doctrines of natural law and the two kingdoms in the Reformed tradition did not spring from… Continue reading Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: Brief Review Part II

For Greek Junkies: BDAG and the Apostolic Fathers

For you fellow Greek junkies out there, though I may be preaching to the choir, don't forget to use BDAG (A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature) to find word parallels between the NT and the early church fathers.  Below is an example from a brief word study on 1… Continue reading For Greek Junkies: BDAG and the Apostolic Fathers