Monthly Archives: August 2018

A Week With Dr Esther Meek

A fortnight ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the Theopolis Institute’s intensive course with Dr Esther Lightcap Meek. Titled ‘An Introduction to Covenant Epistemology’, the course brought together over thirty students for a week of exploration into a … Continue reading

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Video: Was Jesus a Fruitful Eunuch?

Today’s question: “Some have described Christ as a sort of “fruitful eunuch.” Others have pointed out that he in fact has a bride. While these would be mutually exclusive in a literal sense, does the Bible require us to choose … Continue reading

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Video: Should We Read The Story Of David And Goliath Primarily As An Underdog Narrative?

Today’s question: “Was David’s victory over Goliath a miracle? Was he really an underdog or was this a case of misperception as to who was the favorite? We know it is not uncommon for smaller people to defeat larger people … Continue reading

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Theopolis Podcast: Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Ephesians 6:10-20; and Mark 7:14-23. You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast apps. You … Continue reading

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Video: Why are there so many ‘Binitarian’ Formulations in the New Testament?

Today’s question: “Why are so many references to God in the NT binitarian (Father and Son) rather than trinitarian (Father, Son and Spirit)? I’m thinking of Paul’s greetings, Stephen’s vision, Jesus’ speeches about unity with the Father, etc. Admittedly the … Continue reading

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Video: How Should Christians Think About Social Media?

A few months ago, Brad Littlejohn and I recorded ourselves having a conversation on the subject of social media for the Davenant Institute. The recording was made available on Facebook, but has just been uploaded on Youtube. You can watch … Continue reading

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Video: Should the Lord’s Supper Have a Sombre Tone?

Today’s question: “I am wondering about your take on whether the Lord’s supper should be a somber event of introspection or a joyous meal of celebration. My understanding is that throughout church history it has been observed more as a … Continue reading

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