We aren’t after small mere talk; rather, we want biblical intentionality. Christ is intentional with us, and he really knows the various struggles and weaknesses we all face (Heb 4:15). He knows this because he’s been through it already. Biblical intentionality that embraces awkwardness will seek to not only the basics of a person (e.g., name, ethnicity, hometown, etc.), but the inner-nuances of their soul (e.g., personality, various interests, personal struggles with sins, strengths, etc.).
The Sermon is a call to repentance and participation in Christ’s new covenant kingdom through radical dependence on God for holistic righteousness and the blessed ends that attend it.
We all face anxiety. It’s a global epidemic. But Jesus says we shouldn’t worry. Here’s eight reasons why from Matthew 6.
When we read Pss 1–2 together, we quickly see carefully composed word parallels, and knowing these parallels opens our understanding of the theological message of these psalms. The purpose of this 2-part article will be to lay out these parallels, which will then provide the proper groundwork for Part 2.
An account of “given-ness” must start with a Giver, and follow a structure of Giver–giving–given.
This essay is a prolegomenon that explicates what theology studies, how theology studies it, and why theology studies what it does in a peculiar manner.