McKnight Sneaks in a Complementation Straw-man

In his reply to Crossway's announcement of the ESV Permanent Text, Scot McKnight commented that Crossway "sneaked" in a translation that is both "mistaken and potentially dangerously wrong." McKnight refers to the translation of Genesis 3:16. In previous ESV text, it read [bold indicates changes]: "Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule … Continue reading McKnight Sneaks in a Complementation Straw-man

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“Did you receive the Holy Spirit?” Part 1 – Acts 8: Receiving the Word, Receiving the Spirit

Why being born again and believing are experiences distinct from and different to receiving the Spirit/baptism in the Spirit/being filled with the Spirit, and why it is important "But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practised magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody … Continue reading “Did you receive the Holy Spirit?” Part 1 – Acts 8: Receiving the Word, Receiving the Spirit

Let me be fascinated enough with You to read about you.

"Suppose you read at about 250 words a minute. Now the reason I wanted to make this 250 words a minute is because the average American reads between 300- 350 words a minute. So what I’ve tried to do is pull you down to a fourth grade elementary school reading level. I’m saying if you … Continue reading Let me be fascinated enough with You to read about you.

So I started reading an old letter that I never finished

I wrote it a couple of years ago to my old church as an open letter calling them to repent of their not preaching nor living the gospel and all the issues which that sin caused. I remember when it grieved me intensely - the tears, and the sleepless nights it gave me and brothers … Continue reading So I started reading an old letter that I never finished

Prayer Is The Best Hermeneutic

"Theological reading [of the Bible]... is pursued theocentrically, looking and listening for God throughout, with the controlling purpose of discerning him with maximum clarity, through his own testimony to his will, works, and ways. Such reading is pursued prayerfully, according to Martin Luther's observation that the first thing one needs to become a good theologian through Bible reading is prayer for the illumination and help of the Holy Spirit."

- J. I. Packer