Hacks to Better Embrace Constructive Criticism

Hacks to Better Embrace Constructive Criticism

Walking with God Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. [Matthew 5:48].   Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 3: The Nations

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 3: The Nations

It is difficult to see how much of the language concerning the nations is applicable today. I say that because sometimes the nations are God’s instrument to punish His covenant people[1] and sometimes God gives messages about His judgment against the nations.[2] I find it interesting that modern notions of social justice that try to utilize the Heb

How Not to Greet People like a Jellyfish

How Not to Greet People like a Jellyfish

“Ouch! Ouch! Help! Help! Everybody help me, please!” Having grown up by the sea, swimming has become my favorite pastime. Whenever I see the seashore, I could not resist seeing the sea without diving into it. It’s like the sea would pull me to it, and I could never say “No”. In one of my recent visits to my home town, I enjoyed the company of my un

The Power of the Gospel in Marriage

The Power of the Gospel in Marriage

God’s Purpose for Husband and Wife God made from the man a woman, to be a companion and helpmeet for him, to be one with him, to cheer, encourage, and bless him, he in his turn to be her strong helper. All who enter into matrimonial relations with a holy purpose—the husband to obtain the pure affections of a woman's heart, the wife to soften and im

As the Doors Were Closing

As the Doors Were Closing

When we read through the Bible, we usually look for a lesson, for clues to help us better understand God's word and Jesus' sacrifice. Sometimes, it's easy for us to grasp a new understanding, the meaning of a new passage. But other times, it can be difficult to see what the Lord meant. I often find that a way which God chooses to reveal Himself to

The Love of God: A Canonical Model

The Love of God: A Canonical Model

The opening chapter of Peckham’s 2015 IVP Reader’s Choice Award-winning book introduces two major and conflicting models of Divine love: the transcendent-voluntarist model–an inheritance of classical theism, and the immanent-experientialist model–representing process theism. In classical theism, God is characterized as “self-sufficient, perfect, si

More Love Needed

More Love Needed

I received your letter while in the midst of the Conference duties. Since that meeting closed I have been sorely afflicted with my teeth, and I am in such a state of nervous weakness that I cannot write as lengthily as I would be pleased to do. I have been unable as yet to find the writings which you mention, but I may find them, and if I do will s