Video: Does New Creation Undermine Natural Law?

Today’s question: “What implications does the promise of new creation have for Christian ethics? Specifically does new creation undermine natural law ethics since we are now to orientate our lives, not towards what is revealed in nature, but towards the new creation established by God in Christ. What implications does this have for issues in which Christians often appeal to natural law arguments – marriage, sexuality, gender issues etc…?”

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Primer Article on Male and Female in Genesis 1-2

A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece for the third volume of the FIEC’s Primer publication. That piece, on male and female in Genesis 1-2, has just been made available for free in PDF here.

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Video: Are We Living in the Last Days?

Today’s question: “How should we understand the description of bad behavior in the “Last Days” in 2 Timothy 3? For one, isn’t the list of sinfulness characteristic of a great many ages and time periods? And in fact, its frequently used as a contemporary warning by preachers: “look at how much things are like this now. Truly these are the Last Days!” Can we find hope in this text?”

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Theopolis Podcast: Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: Exodus 16:2-15, John 6:22-35, and Ephesians 4:1-16.

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Video: How Should We Understand the People Who Fall Away in Hebrews 6?

Today’s question: “How do we properly understand what Hebrews 6 refers to as those who “fall away” and the impossibility of their redemption?”

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Video: Why Doesn’t Paul Say More About Evangelism?

Today’s question: “Given that Paul is the most prominent evangelist / church planter in the Bible, why are exhortations to evangelize seemingly so rare in his work? In many parts of the evangelical church we seem to foreground the need for evangelism and background discussion of ethics, should we reverse this?”

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Video: Why Does Figural Preaching Matter?

Today’s question: “I would like to ask a two-part question: (a) could you give a defense from the Scripture for figural preaching and typological reading; (b) how would you respond to the criticism of typological exegesis as a way seeking hidden meanings and connection that probably no one else has noticed, thus focused a lot on novelty?”

Within today’s video, I reference a recent talk that I delivered at L’Abri, called ‘Seeing the Transfigured Word’. I’ve uploaded the audio of that talk onto Soundcloud and have put it below.

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