Don Carson on the Wrath of God
You can't speak of God's wrath the same way you speak of his love.
But why not?
In this 12-minute interview, Don Carson explains the wrath of God and counsels pastors in how to minister its truth:
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When Is Indecision Loveless and Sinful? (A Lesson from Bonhoeffer)
Have you ever been paralyzed with indecision? I have. It is not a good trait of leadership.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer breathed the air of crisis most of his adult life. This would eventually make the issue of decisiveness a matter of…Continue Reading
Why the Lamb Was Spotless
The lamb that was sacrificed for the sins of the people became sin for them, but it was not covered in blotches representing sins. On the contrary, it had to be completely free of blemish in order to…
Lent or No Lent, Life Is War
Lent or no Lent, not doing some things you feel like doing is the daily pattern for the disciples of Jesus. Yes, daily. “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and…Continue Reading
How Safe We Are
But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
You all take care of yourselves to some extent, but which of you ever took so much care of himself as to count the hairs of…
The Darling Object of William Wilberforce
At 4:00 AM on February 24, 1807, the British Parliament overwhelmingly voted to abolish the slave trade and then “rose almost to a man and turned towards [William] Wilberforce in a burst of Parliamentary cheers…while he sat, head bowed, tears…Continue Reading
Psalm 111: Delighting in the Works of God
Psalm 111:2 reminds us of a fundamental principle: Delight leads to study. A Lover can recall every feature of his Beloved’s face. A mother knows every dimple, hair, and birthmark on her baby’s body. When we recognize something as full…Continue Reading
Ages and Ages of Immeasurable Riches
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — and…
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Wolfhart Pannenberg on Schism
Of course, the courage of Bonhoeffer to defy the compromising state church of Germany in the early days of Nazism is inspiring. A church that did not stand with the Jews, he said, was not the church of Jesus Christ.…Continue Reading