Does God Need the Pope’s Protection?

Pope Francis has suggested revising the statement in the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:13 from “lead us not into temptation,” to “do not let us fall into temptation.” This is exactly what French Roman Catholics have recently decided to do, changing the wording from et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation (“and subject usContinue reading “Does God Need the Pope’s Protection?”

Reflections on ETS 2017

I’ve had a great time at this year’s annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. ETS is an academic society devoted to advancing precision in Christian theology. While often unseen to the average church goer, ETS gives a sneak peak into the world behind study Bibles, commentaries, etc. So what did I do and whyContinue reading “Reflections on ETS 2017”

Why You Should Care About the Reformation

October 31st is Reformation Day–the day we celebrate a movement that “began” in 1517 when the now famous German monk/theology professor Martin Luther challenged the preaching of indulgences. This is an overly simplistic historical understanding of what happened, but it gets the main point across. In truth, scores of men and women contributed to theContinue reading “Why You Should Care About the Reformation”

My Initial Thoughts on the CSB

Three weeks ago the kind folks at B&H graciously passed along an advance copy of the Christian Standard Bible, the major revision to the Holman Christian Standard Bible. I highly respect the translation team led by Tom Schreiner and David Allen, and have enjoyed making reference to the HCSB in my studies. I agree withContinue reading “My Initial Thoughts on the CSB”