We Share in Christ’s Anointing

When studying the person and work of Christ in Scripture, one thing we should not overlook is how Christ is our prophet, priest, and king. Throughout the Bible one can find language and themes that highlight Christ's role of being the final and great prophet (Heb. 1:1-3). There's language throughout Hebrews about Christ having the… Continue reading We Share in Christ’s Anointing

The Church as Sponge (Or: Religion as an Idol)

 In this brilliant book, Idols for Destruction, Herbert Schlossberg argues how religion can become idolatrous when churches water down their distinctives.  This is also known as syncretism.  I don't have the space to discuss this part of the book (chapter 6) in-depth here, but I do want to throw out a few thought-provoking quotes. "Ecclesiastical structures that depart from… Continue reading The Church as Sponge (Or: Religion as an Idol)

Elijah: “The Prophetic Hinge”

Ronald B. Allen wrote a nice article ("Elijah the Broken Prophet" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 22.3 [1979], 193-202) on Elijah's life and ministry. Though I do not fully agree with each point Allen makes, the essay is helpful. I'll put the best part of the essay here: "...It is not just in miraculous… Continue reading Elijah: “The Prophetic Hinge”