On this week’s Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I are joined by Dr Paul Nedelisky to discuss his co-authored book, Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality.
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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?”
Peter Leithart and I are joined by Dr Dru Johnson, with whom we discuss the connection between ritual and epistemology.
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I very much appreciate your keen eye for typology and the like. As a pastor, I continually find myself thinking “That’s cool. So what?” I know that’s what many of my parishioners are thinking, so I try to show the importance and application of intertextual connections. I’d very much like to hear your reflections on the pastoral value of typology.
Continue reading “What’s the Pastoral Use of Typology?”
This is the third of my series of videos on the theme of light in Scripture. See the first two parts here and here.
Given that Paul is the most prominent evangelist / church planter in the Bible, why are exhortations to evangelize seemingly so rare in his work? In many parts of the evangelical church we seem to foreground the need for evangelism and background discussion of ethics, should we reverse this?
Continue reading “Why Doesn’t Paul Say More About Evangelism?”