Doctrine

The Cruciform Emphasis of the Johannine Gospel

The Cruciform Emphasis of the Johannine Gospel

Of the Gospels, it could be asserted that the Johannine version is that which is most replete with cruciform language. Though each Gospel makes its own “turn” towards Jerusalem and, therefore, towards the cross, John’s narrative is uniquely concerned with the Son of Man’s accomplishments on Golgotha’s tree.

On Satan, Spiritual Conflict, & Its Pastoral Obligation

On Satan, Spiritual Conflict, & Its Pastoral Obligation

Fundamental to the gospel itself is an understanding of its inexorable testament to a literal devil figure, whose might and minions are at once thwarted in their mission to subvert God’s reclamation of creation by the Son of God’s triumph over death. Evidence throughout the Gospels affirm the real activity and tangible presence of Satan and demons, with Jesus trouncing their operation at every turn.

The Truth About God & How He Relates to Us (Part 3): A Helpful Distinction of Righteousness

The Truth About God & How He Relates to Us (Part 3): A Helpful Distinction of Righteousness

As someone who’s confessed to being a “grace-addict” on numerous occasions, there are certain questions and cautions that you hear a lot. It’s so difficult to get the Pharisee out of people that at the first hint of unmerited favor they pounce, wanting to be caveats and provisos where God has put a blank check.