Monthly Archives: September 2016

On Not Getting the Joke

Ian Paul has just posted on the necessity of interpretation in our engagement with the Bible. While I broadly agree with the point that he is trying to make and share his concerns about the position he is tackling, the … Continue reading

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The Holiness of Housebreaking

A few weeks ago, I posted a piece that I submitted to the Babylon Bee, which they never published. It looks as though my second attempt was a failure too, so I thought that I would share it with you … Continue reading

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Reading Group for C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Four Loves’

Over the next few months, Mere Fidelity is going to devote a number of episodes to discussion of C.S. Lewis’s classic The Four Loves. We’d love for listeners to join us in this exploration of Lewis’s superb work, so I … Continue reading

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Podcast: 1 Kings

  In this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, Andrew, and I have a conversation about the book of 1 Kings, particularly inspired by Peter Leithart’s commentary. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS … Continue reading

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Hero’s Theme

I have just guest posted over on the Theopolis Institute, where I make a case for a figural reading of the story of Rahab. Rahab represents something even greater in the book of Revelation. In Revelation we see a woman … Continue reading

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The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: 6. The Tension Between Bible and Doctrine

1. The Debate So Far 2. Survey of Some Relevant Material 3. Subordination 4. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 1) 5. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 2) The sixth part in my series of posts on the debate surrounding the … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Bible, Controversies, Doctrine of God, Guest Post, Hermeneutics, NT, NT Theology, Scripture, The Triune God, Theological | 17 Comments

On My Shelf Interview

Matt Smethurst, the managing editor of the Gospel Coalition, recently had a brief interview with me about my life and books. You can read it here.

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Podcast: On Biblical Exegesis and Systematic Theology

In this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I discuss the often troubled relationship between biblical exegesis and systematic theology. More exciting still, we now have intro music, courtesy of Kenneth Padgett of The Joy Eternal! You can also … Continue reading

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Men, Women, and the Nature of Christian Teaching: Two Responses to Aimee Byrd

Yesterday, Aimee Byrd kindly responded to my post about a natural complementarian theology. The Calvinist International have just published my response to Byrd’s response, along with some thoughts from Dr. Eric Hutchinson: In a fallen world, where the differences between the … Continue reading

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13 Today!

Today is the 13th anniversary of my first blog post. Not a lot takes place here nowadays, beyond links to posts elsewhere, but it still feels good to reach the landmark.

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