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  • What Did the Tearing of the Temple Curtain Mean? image

    What Did the Tearing of the Temple Curtain Mean?

    I've always taught, and assumed, that the meaning of the temple curtain at the moment of Jesus' death is fairly straightforward: it removes the barrier between God and... Read more
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    The Jewish Calendar

    I don't think I've ever posted here before with a picture as the main item, but this one is so good that I'm breaking the habit of a lifetime. Behold: the Jewish... Read more
  • Your Vision May Not Be What You Think It Is image

    Your Vision May Not Be What You Think It Is

    The vision you say you have matters less than you think. The vision you actually have matters more than you think. That's my theory. Read more
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    Substitution in the Church Fathers

    Jesus died as our substitute, argues Fleming Rutledge in her remarkable The Crucifixion. The Bible says so; the fathers said so; the Reformers said so; I say so. This is... Read more
  • Ten Reasons You Should Read Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion image

    Ten Reasons You Should Read Fleming Rutledge’s The...

    Sorry for the double-posting today, but I've just written a review of Fleming Rutledge's magnificent The Crucifixion over at The Gospel Coalition which you might be... Read more
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    Why Is Theology So Difficult?

    Here's a helpful paragraph from Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390) on why theology is so difficult (or, in his words, the incomprehensibility of the divine nature). In his... Read more
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    What Happened to the Absurd?

    I was in Paris a few days ago, and as luck would have it, I was staying right by the Pompidou Centre on its 40th birthday, so admission was free. I browsed the massive... Read more
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    Trinity and Akedah

    Here's the conclusion of Fleming Rutledge's wonderful treatment of the Akedah, Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac: Read more
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    Long Hours and Laziness

    Sometimes we work long hours because we are lazy. It's counterintuitive but, I suspect, true. I'm speaking as a WEIRD man with young children and a desk job, so this may... Read more
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    Christophanies in the Old Testament?

    There is an ancient practice of identifying Old Testament theophanies as manifestations of the second person of the Trinity in particular, that is, as the preincarnate... Read more