Stress-testing the
mind of Christ

Where a recovering ex-atheist rams the Bible into other worldviews to see what breaks (note: Scripture cannot be broken)

What is the kingdom of God? Part 7: where we are now, and what we can look forward to

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 7 concludes by looking at God’s end-game: the final, restored kingdom, and the glorification of believers as the new sons of God, ruling with Jesus forever.

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What is the kingdom of God? Part 6: how God is retaking Adam’s kingdom from Satan

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 6 traces how God used the collapse of his kingdom and the death of his king on a cross to disarm Satan and start inexorably transforming Adam’s ruined kingdom into Jesus’ restored one.

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Demonization and mental illness

Despite popular assumptions, ancient peoples could usually tell the difference—just like we usually can.

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Advice for women on International Women’s Day

This is directed especially to Christian women, but any woman—and indeed any man—will benefit from it:

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Fatherless and unrepentant

Quoted from Douglas Wilson’s review of “The Shack”:

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What is the kingdom of God? Part 5: when God began retaking Adam’s kingdom from Satan

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 5 lays the groundwork for understanding how God is retaking Adam’s kingdom, by first establishing when he began to do it.

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Sacrificial animals did not die in place of people

The Levitical system of sacrifices was not intended to model substitutionary atonement; it was about sanctifying the space and the people that God dwelt in the midst of.

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