Law…Written on Their Hearts (Ridderbos)

Herman Ridderbos' Paul: An Outline of His Theology is one of those essential resources for help understanding the letters of the Apostle Paul. It was originally published in Kampen in 1967. The English translation was published by Eerdmans in 1975. This book is quite lengthy and it's pretty detailed and in-depth. In Paul, Ridderbos explained… Continue reading Law…Written on Their Hearts (Ridderbos)

Bringing the Kingdom to Earth…

  I've seen church mission statements and flyers that talk about bringing God's kingdom to this city or that city by transforming culture.  Some people talk about bringing the kingdom to the marketplace, city halls, slums,  schools, etc.  I'm not comfortable with this type of language for several reasons (which would take too much space to discuss… Continue reading Bringing the Kingdom to Earth…

Our Daily Bread: Already or Not Yet?

In Matthew 6.11, Jesus teaches us to pray for daily bread.  Scholars have taken this petition in the Lord's prayer in a few different ways.  Since the Greek term epiousion is used only in the NT in the Lord's Prayer, it isn't easy to pin down the precise meaning. One major interpretation is that this… Continue reading Our Daily Bread: Already or Not Yet?