In Chapter 5 of John Stott’s classic Basic Christianity, he moves from the person of Christ to the person of…well, me, and you, and all other “mere” humans. I say “mere” because, unlike Jesus who is “fully” human, we are “merely” human with an additional impediment called the “sin nature.”Read More

I have two observations from reading N. T. Wright’s response to John Piper in his latest book entitled, Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision: First, Piper views justification narrowly, as looking into a room through a key-hole. Wright swings the door wide open to view the entire room including allRead More

What exactly is “worship?” When you go to church for “worship,” what exactly are you doing? These questions should be answered by all thoughtful believers. John Stackhouse’s recent entry “Memo to Worship Bands: Turn It Down, Please!” especially got my attention (see also his “Chris Tomlin’s Worship Songs: We Have Got toRead More

As I’ve written elsewhere regeneration is: that activity of God wherein he radically transforms the moral fiber of a person through the unique work of the Holy Spirit. This transformation is analogous to a new birth where one begins his/her life (Jn. 3:3-7; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 6:15; Tit. 3:5;Read More

I just learned about N.T. Wright’s forthcoming title (June, 2009) Justification. For an interview with Wright and prelude to this publication see Interview with N.T. Wright – Responding to Piper on Justification. If you’re at all following John Piper’s critique of Wright’s position on justification or read other concerns heRead More