Trinity Sunday: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Ephesians 1:3-14, and Matthew 28:16-20

Opening Prayer: Almighty and Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We glory in your Trinity, in the exceeding wisdom and glory that fills your eternal dance. We come before you now as your people, your sons and daughters, and we ask that you would pour out your wisdom and understanding upon us. We ask…

Trinitarians on Trinity Sunday

This is Trinity Sunday and like all of the other celebrations we have is in some sense redundant. Every day is a celebration of all that God is and has done. Every day is an enormous party for the Trinity. The great white moon, the forgiveness of sins, the oceans roaring, the cross and the…

Lohmeyer and the Vineyard

Lohmeyer, in Lord of the Temple, suggests that the parable of the vineyard, husbandman, and the tenants should be understood more specifically as referring to the temple of God, and the tenants are the priests, the keepers of God’s house (p. 44). This fits, he argues, better with the context, a narrative that began with…

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Biblical Horizons Conference

The 2007 Biblical Horizons Annual Weeklong Bible Conference will be 23-27 July. The topic this year is Outside the Box. Speakers on the topic will be Peter Leithart on the challenging work of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy; Mark Horne on Ephesians; Blake Purcell on Russian Orthodoxy; James Jordan on Nazirites and Knights, including Rohmer’s film Percival. There…

Shameless Plug

As it turns out, the good folks over at Veritas Press are now offering a wide range of online classes for homeschooling families. This fall, I will be teaching two sections of their Omnibus III which consists of the literature and history and biblical-theological themes from the Reformation to the Modern Era. This should be…

Pentecost Wine

One of the glories of Pentecost is wine. When the Holy Spirit breaks out in the upper room, and the crowds gather together, their first inclination is to think a frat party has gotten out of control. Peter is quick to deny the accusation, but we should notice the fact that the Holy Spirit is…

Pentecost: Genesis 11: Urban Development

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, we praise you for pouring out your Holy Spirit on your people. We thank you that this is how you are building your kingdom in this world. Remind us once again this morning that it is not by might or by power by your Spirit that all things are accomplished. Renew…

Authority is Responsibility

Authority means responsibility. When Jesus sends his disciples out, it is because of the authority that has been given to him. But Jesus didn’t get this authority because he was the biggest, strongest, or loudest. He received this authority because he accepted responsibility for all things and then suffered the consequences of that. This is…

Saved like Jesus

In Ephesians 2 Paul says, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places…