Ian Paul’s essay, “Why is the Ascension of Jesus the most important event in the New Testament?” deserves a close reading. It brilliantly captures the thrust of Jesus’s consummate ministry focus and provides some needed corrections to mistaken ‘end times’ and ‘second coming’ theology that is, sadly, persist in manyContinue Reading

This is the second of three installments on The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas. See here for Part 1. Chapter 4, titled “Our Athens” speaks to bridging the ideological and cultural gaps that inhibit gospel presentation. Since living in a non-Christian culture hardly yields a warm reception to the gospel message, Copan and Litwak rightly insist that weContinue Reading

Below are some observations on Acts 17:16-34, often overlooked, from D. A. Carson’s The Gagging of God and his chapter “Athens Revisited” in Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns. The Athenian context: The Roman world enforced all kinds of religious pluralism both politically and legally and Athens was the heart and soulContinue Reading