What is the Goal of Our Salvation? In the previous lesson we saw that the Bible talks about salvation in broader terms than simply “Jesus dying on the cross” or “God forgiving our sins,” as important as those things are. This panorama of salvation is laid out in the twin notions of the ordo salutis … Continue reading The Covenant and Salvation (2)
Why Do We Need to Study Salvation If We Are Already a Christian? This fall I am teaching a course entitled, The Covenant and Salvation, and will post read ahead information, study questions, and notes here. I have described the course to folks as looking at the "full scope of salvation." As (Reformed) Christians, I … Continue reading The Covenant and Salvation (1)
Is the Gospel we celebrate at Christmas in sync with the moralism of Dickens' Christmas Carol or the Incarnation, as embraced by the early Church? Some materials for reflection.
Focus of the Season. Advent is the season for God’s people to reflect on the Person of Christ Jesus, and especially the mystery of His Incarnation that He is both fully God and fully man, as summarized in the Nicene Creed. This reflection looks both backward and forward. We look back to His First Coming … Continue reading Adventide 2020
Forty days after Resurrection Sunday and ten days before Pentecost Sunday is technically the Day of the Ascension, when Christ was assumed to Heaven to sit at the right hand of God (see Acts 1:9-11). In the medieval church (and in the Roman Catholic Church to this day), this was typically considered a feast day. … Continue reading Should We Celebrate Ascension Sunday?