The Aim And Goal of The Law

Love God and love your neighbor. That’s the whole law in a nutshell. The aim and goal of all laws […]

Unsavory Grace from an Unsavory Lord

Robert Farrar Capon made the excellent point that the parables of Jesus need to be understood as riddles—riddles that, when […]
October 04, 2017 by Dr. Steven Hein

Who’s Your Canaanite?

When I was a kid on the playground we would get into rather vicious games of four square, kickball, and […]
August 24, 2017 by Dr. Daniel Deen

Gently Abused Faith

Even the mention of a “godly woman” sends my stomach on a sickly spin deep inside. I had learned, over […]
August 21, 2017 by Cindy Koch

News That’s Too Good to be True

Why is justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone so hard for us to swallow? Why do […]

When the Last Becomes First, and First Becomes Last

The Book of Esther was written while the Jews were in captivity in Persia. Why were they there? They had […]

The Lord’s Dogs Aren’t Too Proud to Beg

Whew! Jesus had nerve. Ask ten pastors and you’ll get ten pastors who’ll tell you they’d never speak to dear […]

What Does It Mean for Faith to Have an Object?

From Merriam-Webster.comnoun, fāth Definition of faith: allegiance to duty or a person: loyalty lost faith in the company’s president (1): fidelity to one’s promises (2): […]

I do believe; help my unbelief!

Mark 9:14-29I do believe; help my unbelief! Mark’s Gospel is fun—lots of fun. In Mark’s Gospel, do you know what […]
March 16, 2017 by Dr. Wade Johnston