Category Archives: Christian Trends & Theology

God’s REbuilding Project: From Ruins to Righteousness

Isaiah 61:4 – 62:2 There is something both incongruous and fitting about that title. The expected word after “ruins” might have been “rebuilt”, not “righteousness”. But the very fact that the metaphor seems jarring points out just how different this … Continue reading

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Zion’s Latent and Everlasting Glory: Isaiah 60:10 – 22

Man looks on the outward appearance, God on the heart. It has been ever thus. It is true in life in general, in the way we see each other, the way we judge the world around us. It is especially … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Daniel and Isaiah (6)

Have you noticed, in reading Isaiah, that he jumps from metaphor to metaphor, though still on the same topic? That 54th chapter that I quoted last time, “Sing, O barren…”, presents the church as the bride of God (vss. 1- … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Daniel and Isaiah 40 – 66 Part 3

​ In a way, a study of the occurrences of the words “Jerusalem” and “Zion” is somewhat artificial, since the idea of God’s holy city is inherent in some other verses, though those actual words are not. But it is … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Daniel and Isaiah 40 – 66

Part 2 It’s often helpful to study a larger section of Scripture by examining the use of a certain word or concept. I did this with the word “Jerusalem” in this second part of Isaiah. I was tempted almost to … Continue reading

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Jerusalem, Earthly & Heavenly: Studies in Daniel 9 and Isaiah 40–66

I have often been intrigued with the theme of the heavenly Jerusalem/ spiritual Zion found in Isaiah, and also with the connection with Daniel 9. The more I followed this through the wider the study went, to the point where … Continue reading

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The Woman Caught in Adultery

The very title of this article is a sort of half-truth.[1] It is certainly the starting point of the story but the context and outworking point to a larger sin and judgment than that of this one woman. The men … Continue reading

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The Other Martin of the German Reformation: Martin Bucer

Speaking of Reformed “dead guys”, there are some who are not only dead but forgotten. And that is our loss. Some who come to mind are Martin Bucer, David Pareus and Matthius Flaccius. Bucer, the other “Martin” of the German … Continue reading

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A Real Rapture

There is a great difference of views between Preterists and other Christians on the resurrection of believers. Both the timing and the nature of the event – and even what to call it – have been often and at times … Continue reading

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Jesus calls Fishers and Menders

When I first became a Christian in the 70’s I was enamored with the writings of Watchman Nee. I am not anymore, but one thing he wrote about Mark 1:16 – 20 stuck with me as noteworthy. Here is the … Continue reading

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