Category Archives: The Church

Video: Understanding the Sign Gifts

Today’s video responds to the following question: “What is your view of the miraculous gifts (like prophecy and the gifts of tongues) in the New Testament period? Did these discontinue with the closing of the Scriptural Canon or, maybe, they … Continue reading

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Pentecost Posts

Some old Pentecost-related material: Making a Prophet: Acts 2 and the Church’s Mission Pentecost as Ecclesiology The Background of Pentecost The Politics of Pentecost The Politics of Making a Prophet

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Video: Is Peter the Rock on which the Church is Built?

In the following video, I discuss a recent article from the Calvinist International by Joe Minich, trying to discern the relevant background for Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 16:13-23. See the rest of my videos (and subscribe) here.

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Podcast: ‘Take Heart’ with Matt Chandler

On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Andrew, and I are joined to discuss Take Heart, the recently published book he wrote with David Roark. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past … Continue reading

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From Gutenberg to YouVersion: The Word of God and the Technology of the Word

My recent Davenant Institute lecture on the subject of the significance of textual technologies for our engagement with Scripture has just been posted on Youtube: I recently enjoyed watching Dr. Christopher Schlect’s highly informative and stimulating lecture in the same … Continue reading

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What Pastors Could Learn From Jordan Peterson

Last night, along with a few online friends, I watched this debate on the meaning of life between William Lane Craig, Rebecca Goldstein, and Jordan Peterson, hosted by Wycliffe College. While watching it, and reflecting upon Peterson’s work more generally … Continue reading

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Video: Do We Need an Ecumenical Council on Homosexuality?

My latest Davenant Institute video has just been published. Within it, Brad Belschner and I discuss the question of whether the Church should set up an ecumenical council on the question of homosexuality.

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