Blog Posts on Redemptive History
Christmas Is the End of History
Creation out of nothing was an awesome event. Imagine what the angelic spirits must have felt when the universe, material reality of which they had never imagined, was brought forth out of nothing by the command of God.…
The Mosque on the Mount
On the ancient temple mount in Jerusalem there stands a mosque.
Observant Jews see a profaning of their most holy place and plead with YHWH to remove their disgrace. Observant Muslims see Allah’s favor, a sign that the true religion…Continue Reading
Three Points on Edwards's History of Redemption
Historical counterfactuals fascinate me. What if the British had won the Revolutionary War? What if Constantine had lost the Battle of Milan? What if Hitler had never been born?
As an amateur scholar of Jonathan Edwards, one of the most…Continue Reading
Pray for Jewish People on this Special Day
January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp in 1945. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
May I suggest that we take a few…Continue Reading
Can We See Jesus Better Than the Saints in the Bible?
Jesus speaks of three ways of seeing himself, each better than the one before.
- There were the people who saw him, the incarnate Son of God, and did not see the self-authenticating reality of his divine glory. They only saw…
Good News in the Gibeonite Deception
When Israel was fulfilling the Lord's command to take possession of the Promised Land and drive out its inhabitants, the Gibeonites, who were among them, recognized what was happening and concocted a plan.
They disguised themselves as worn out, weary…Continue Reading
Yom Kippur: It Is Finished
The ________ God of the Old Testament
How would you fill in the blank?
Chances are "vengeful" or "wrathful" were some of the first words to cross your mind. Why is that? Why has the God of the Old Testament become so associated with his wrath and,…Continue Reading
Solomon Is Not the One
In Deuteronomy 17 Moses instructs Israel concerning the king that they will one day appoint for themselves. He gives the following three negative stipulations:
- he must not acquire many horses (v.16)
- he must not acquire many wives (v.17a)
- he must…