Category Archives: Bible

The Sabbath as a Key to Biblical Law

A two part piece of mine was recently published over on The Biblical Mind. Within it, I explore what it means to read the Law with wisdom, focusing upon the fourth commandment, concerning the Sabbath. I show that the import … Continue reading

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You Shall Call His Name Joshua

I have an article on the Theopolis website, exploring some of the reasons for the naming of Jesus. That ‘Jesus’ would be the name chosen for the Son in his incarnation might seem underwhelming. As a Greek form of the name … Continue reading

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God’s Wrath

In an article for the latest issue of First Things, I review Paul Copan’s recent book, Is God a Vindictive Bully? Reconciling Portrayals of God in the Old and New Testaments, and discuss responsible handling of narratives of divine violence … Continue reading

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The Death of the Queen and a Christian Understanding of Sovereignty

I wrote a piece for Theopolis on the subject of a Christian understanding of sovereignty, occasioned by the death of HM the Queen. For a woman in nominal possession of such vast powers, perhaps few things left strangers to the British … Continue reading

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Our Patient and Peaceable Work

The latest Theopolis Conversation was opened with Jeff Meyers’ essay, ‘Ancient Wisdom for Christian Dissidents’. Jeff’s commentary on the epistle of James, Wisdom for Dissidents: The Epistle of James Through New Eyes, was recently released by Athanasius Press and he … Continue reading

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The Church’s Book—A Theopolis Conversation with Brad East

In the latest Theopolis Conversation, I discuss Brad East’s recently published work, The Church’s Book: Theologies of Scripture in Ecclesial Context, which explores the relationship between bibliology (the doctrine of Scripture) and ecclesiology in the work of Karl Barth and … Continue reading

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Trinity in Creation

I have written a piece in response to the most recent Theopolis Conversation on the subject of the Trinity in creation. By leaning into identifying the Logos with God revealed in the singularity of his act (and even declared prior … Continue reading

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Reading Scripture ‘Like a Berean’ May Look Different Than You Think

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Gospel Coalition website. Our relationship with the Scripture can also be flattened out. We don’t (or shouldn’t) merely read the Bible. We sing the psalms. We pray the Lord’s Prayer. We practice the Lord’s Supper. We meditate on the … Continue reading

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Exegetical Rules

In the latest round of our Theopolitan Conversations, Peter Leithart kicked off a discussion of exegesis and exegetical method. I wrote the first response, which was published yesterday. In the absence of articulated rules and principles, the authority of Scripture … Continue reading

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Where is the Trinity in the Old Testament?

A piece of mine reflecting upon the doctrine of the Trinity within the Old Testament has just been posted over on the Desiring God website: Arising out of the crucible of christological and theological debates in the early centuries of … Continue reading

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