Category Archives: The Glory of God

Recovering the Pastor as Theologian

Every pastor is called to be a theologian.  The present day pastor has long forgotten this.  In fact, the pastor as theologian comes as a surprise to many pastors today.  What may now come as a surprise to many, in this … Continue reading

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Notes on Jacob’s Ladder

Recently I was reading through John’s Gospel.  When I got to 1:51, I decided to dig a bit deeper–what did Jesus mean? I. I noticed the link with Genesis 28:10-22, verse 12 in particular: “And [Jacob] dreamed, and behold, there … Continue reading

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Why do we need a Jonathan Edwards?

Why would a black man be drawn to a Jonathan Edwards, a slave owner?  Far be it from me to try to rationalize away the grievous and sinful nature of this practice–the enslavement human beings because of their skin color. … Continue reading

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When Jesus seeks Glory

From a few passages in John 11, I believe that we can soundly and safely conclude that when Jesus seeks his own glory–it’s a good thing. When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, … Continue reading

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