Idols, Significance, and Security

 If you're looking for a helpful biblical resource on idolatry, I very much recommend Richard Lints' Identity and Idolatry.  I've read a few other good resources on idolatry, but in my view, this one is the best.  In this book, Lints talks about the various angles of idolatry, including image, identity, worship, purpose, significance, and security.… Continue reading Idols, Significance, and Security

Dispensationalism, Theonomy, and Biblical Theology (Lints)

It is very important to remember that there is historical progression in Scripture. The Bible is a historical book that records stories from the beginning of the world to the 1st century AD (and beyond, if you think of the prophecies).  But the Bible isn't a regular history book; it is what we call redemptive… Continue reading Dispensationalism, Theonomy, and Biblical Theology (Lints)

The Popes of Evangelicalism (Lints)

(This is a re-post from December, 2015) I always think it’s ironic and comical when a Christian mocks or discredits creeds and confessions then turns around to favorably quote popular evangelical leaders on social media. While social media is new, this anti-confessional and pro-popular leader mindset is not new. It was a central characteristic of… Continue reading The Popes of Evangelicalism (Lints)

The Danger of Idols (Lints)

 Not many people in our American culture worship and bow down to physical images and statues.  Instead, our idols are things like money, entertainment, sports, sex, health, fitness, image, relationships, and work.  But whether the idol is an actual statue or something like football or a flat stomach, the truth is that idols are dangerous… Continue reading The Danger of Idols (Lints)

Typology, Providence, Sovereignty

The New Testament teaches that there are types and shadows in the Old Testament (Rom 5:14, Heb 8:5).  A 1:64 model car is a type of a real, full size car.  The shadow of a house is an image of the actual house itself.  We can learn things from the model car and the shadow… Continue reading Typology, Providence, Sovereignty