Peter Leithart and I continue the latest Theopolis podcast series on the Ten Words, focusing this week upon the ninth word—you shall not bear false witness. Within it we discuss the often neglected broader meaning of this commandment and deal with the morality of lying.
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At the latest Reformed Convivium, Ben Miller and I discussed the topic of social justice with the group for a while. You can hear our talk/discussion here:
In John 7, Jesus’ brothers urge him to go to the feast in Judaea. He declines, stating he will not go. His brothers set off without him. But then Jesus *does* go. Secretly. Halfway through the feast, he makes himself quite public by teaching in the temple.
What’s up with this? Why did he lie to his brothers? He’s Jesus, so he must have known he was going to attend the feast, and that what he was saying to his brothers wasn’t true. And why did he keep a low profile there, around everyone, if he was just going to end up teaching in the temple anyway?
Continue reading “John 7—Is It Ever OK To Lie?”
What’s the difference between symbolism and allegory?
Continue reading “Symbolism and Allegory”
Today, I discuss the distinction between the moral and the ritual law, the threefold division of the Law, and natural and positive law.
Continue reading “Ritual and Moral Law”
Wondering whether or not you see a tight connection between baptism and circumcision? If yes, why no mention of it in Galatians/Romans? If no, what’s going on with Colossians 2:11-12?
Continue reading “Baptism and Circumcision”
Recently on the mere fidelity podcast, you made a passing remark regarding the use of “idolatry” language and categories for the nuclear family. Could you talk about why you find this kind of language unhelpful?
Continue reading “The Idolatry of the Family?”
One of my supporters has very kindly transcribed this video on the teaching of Romans 8-11 concerning election. I don’t have time to transcribe my videos myself, so anyone willing to volunteer to transcribe videos would be greatly appreciated! The transcript is very lightly edited at a few points for the purpose of comprehension.
Continue reading “Transcript for What Does Romans 8-11 Teach About Election?”
Could you comment a little on practical differences among complementarians on the notion of headship?
Continue reading “Contrasting Complementarian Approaches to Headship”
You’ve criticized ‘worldview’ approaches on a number of occasions. What are some of the things that you think they are missing?
Continue reading “What Does Worldview Thinking Miss?”