Category Archives: Hermeneutics

Responding to the Arguments Against Divorce and Remarriage

The plot thickens since I have for years held to the no divorce position. Writing the critique of the “pro-divorce” side revealed a number of hidden crags in the rocks of Scripture I hadn’t seen before. But now I have … Continue reading

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Responding to the Arguments for Divorce and Remarriage

Having already set the table with the basic arguments for two major positions regarding divorce and remarriage, I am going to try to step fully into each perspective and refute the other from its vantage point. Taking on the glasses … Continue reading

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Arguments Forbidding Divorce and Remarriage

Having briefly listed the arguments allowing for divorce and remarriage, we proceed to an annotated summary of the arguments against divorce and remarriage. This post is longer because of the observations about the exception clause, but I’m trying to treat … Continue reading

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Arguments Allowing for Divorce and Remarriage

As I preach through 1 Corinthians, I am grappling with divorce and remarriage. In the next few posts, I’m going to summarize the major arguments, then critique those arguments, and then offer some final conclusions. First come the arguments allowing … Continue reading

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The Pastor Who Preached in Boxer Shorts

A parable for all those missional types Once upon a time there was a pastor of a church somewhere just above smallish. Living and preaching outside the city of Coolumbus for over a decade had given him plenty of time … Continue reading

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First Corinthians in Bite-sized Portions

Last Lord’s Day I began working through 1 Corinthians. Here is the path we hope to trod over the next year or so. Purpose statement: •    A correction of relational, sexual, ecclesiastical, and theological problems that all churches might face … Continue reading

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The Foundation of Christian Logic

The way in which we reason, how we evaluate claims to the truth, the standards we adopt for knowing, etc.–is itself an ethical matter. … A person cannot have it both ways regarding his final standard or ultimate reference point. … Continue reading

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On Being Christ-Centered When It’s Easy

While on our most recent furlough with access to unlimited data, I downloaded the messages from the first T4G conference. Slowly, I’ve been working through each of them, and today I arrived at my second chance to hear Ligon Duncan … Continue reading

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We Are All Cessationists

In light of the Strange Fire Conference from last week, and the apparently negative press that John MacArthur is receiving, this may be a good time to demonstrate that Reformed Charismatics are cessationists too. Of the gifts listed in Scripture, … Continue reading

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“Six Work Periods and One Rest Period”

The pattern is six work periods and one rest period. Hugh Ross’ explanation of Exodus 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the … Continue reading

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