The Christian faith contains a core set of beliefs, a foundation from which all other Christian beliefs emerge. This core is both necessary and sufficient for defining and declaring the Christian story. Despite the number of times it is told, there is a beauty and deep attraction to this storyContinue Reading

The Gospel Precisely: Surprisingly Good News about Jesus Christ the King is a small book with large insights on the message that is central to Christianity. It provides needed corrections to some of the classic expressions used when presenting the good news. The book chips away at the “thick wall ofContinue Reading

I’m delighted to learn of this upcoming release (March, 2016) by Baker entitled Evangelicals and Catholics Together at Twenty. It looks promising with some prized people in all corners of the discussion. It’s good to see this discussion continuing. There is so much history behind ECT. For example, consultation beganContinue Reading

Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence. Philippians 3:2-3Continue Reading

“If Christ is not relevant outside the church, he is insignificant inside the church. If our faith is bound to the inner chambers of the Christian community, it is at best a disobedient faith, and at worst, no faith at all . . . the Christian must embrace the worldContinue Reading

Another passage that comes to mind about the importance of believers being discriminate in discerning and safeguarding truth, especially as it pertains to the Gospel message (see my related post) is Philippians 3:2-3 where Paul issues the same command 3 times. The text reads: Watch out for those dogs, thoseContinue Reading

Andrew Perriman has a good summary and some substantive comments regarding the discussion around Scot McKnight’s controversial The King Jesus Gospel. In his post “Scot McKnight, Gospel Coalition, and how many ‘gospels’ do we really need?” he concludes: But I would argue that in the New Testament “gospel” or “goodContinue Reading