Anhypostasis: What Kind of Flesh Did Jesus Take?
. . . [Being] in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men . . .…
God Has Exalted His Name and Word
"You have exalted above all things your name and your word." (Ps. 138:2)
In the beginning was the Word
And the Word was with God and the Word was God
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,…
And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people' (Luke 2:10).
The Bethlehem shepherds were afraid of the holy angel. That’s understandable. Holy glory…Continue Reading
An Open Letter to Clarence the Angel (from the Film It’s a Wonderful Life
At the outset, please forgive me if this letter seems a bit disjointed. I’ve never written an angel before, so I’m a bit nervous!
What’s the occasion of this, my very first “Angel” letter? I realize it’s a…Continue Reading
Here's What's Often Missing When We Speak of the Final Judgment As Being According to Works
I agree that the final judgment is according to works. We are justified—made right with God and given a title to heaven—by faith alone apart from works. This faith, though, always and necessarily leads to good works, such that at…Continue Reading
Piper Poem on Suffering
What is God’s sovereign grace?
Not grace to bar what is not blissNor flight from all distress but this:The grace that orders our trouble and painAnd then, in the darkness, is there to sustain.
This poem was…Continue Reading
When Preaching Becomes Plagiarism
We Are Not So Reasonable
And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers…[and] went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them. (Judges 2:12)
The ancient Israelites repeatedly turned to the idols of the surrounding nations despite…Continue Reading
What Is a Peacemaker?
Our master, Jesus the Messiah, said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Christians are called to be peacemakers. So how are we doing? Is this what we are known for? Does this describe you?