For several years I tutored three students in Koine Greek. In our class we read allot of the Septuagint and New Testament in Greek, but after a while we began to concentrate on learning John. We spent quite a bit of time in 1 John. Since the students had all gone through grammar and syntax […]Read More Coming Clean
A while back I preached a sermon from the first half of Matthew 21, a section that contains the account of the cleansing of the temple. Matthew does not give many details, but simply relays a concise account of the events. It is a very interesting story and can be considered from several perspectives. From […]Read More Veritas et Equitas
In C.S. Lewis book “The Silver Chair” we are told the story of a prince who is under the enchantment of a witch, who plans to use him to enslave and control the land of Narnia. The enchantment is ironic in that the prince is promised, by the witch, that which is already rightfully his. […]Read More The Sanity of Worship
For most of my life as a Christian I have attended various branches of the church that are aligned, to a greater or lesser degree, with the theological tradition known as, broadly speaking, “Reformed”. Therefore, I am a Calvinist, a predestinarian, absolute sovereignty of God affirming ‘Anglo Calvinist”. Just like Calvin, just like many Anglicans, […]Read More The “E” Word
In an earlier post, I argued that what is often called “tolerance” is actually tyranny. In this post, I would like to look at how that is so. It is a good thing to think about for our natural instinct is to see things the other way around and to equate tolerance with freedom. Let […]Read More The Mean Side of Tolerance.