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God's Wrath

Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass” (1 Sam. 15:3). The question of divine violence in the Old Testament is hardly a new one for Christians. Non-Christian opponents and . . . . Continue Reading »

A Whole New World?

Not enough emphasis is placed on the Protestant commentary market gap where incisive cultural analysis and neighborly love intersect, and cultural falsehoods are clearly exposed for what they are. Continue Reading »

Second Saul

Jesus snatched Saul of Tarsus from the tragic path of the first Saul, which is how he learned of the cunning power of Jesus—a king who enlists Sauls to be heralds of David’s kingdom, who turns Sauls into Jonathans. Continue Reading »

The Table

The Church’s Lenten disciplines have often been seen in terms of bodily divestment: giving up food, giving up passions, giving away money. Such attention is rightly meant to turn us to God. But we should beware of giving up, in the process, the table, around which our bodily life and needs find . . . . Continue Reading »

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