Us and Them: Public Theology in the Breach

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every...

by John Currie   Text

The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ

Definition The virgin birth of Jesus, which is more accurately labeled the virginal conception of Jesus, teaches that Jesus Christ was born apart from the normal process of procreation, but was supernaturally conceived in the womb of the...

by Brandon Crowe   Text

The Trinity and the Order of Reality

“The most ultimate consideration, back of all reality is… that the Father loves the Son. And that the love of the Father...

by Mark Garcia  |  7 min Video

God Loves Through Human Love: How Grace Breeds Generosity

What is “grace”? Some people today define “grace” as “God’s riches at Christ’s expense.” Others gloss it as “unconditional gift” or “undeserved favor.” Still others prefer to see it as God’s favorable disposition toward his people. However, the word grace in...

by David E. Briones   Text

The Greco-Roman Context of the Jewish World

Ever feel like you’re missing something when you read the New Testament? I’ll never forget feeling that way the first time I read through the Bible from...

by David E. Briones   Text

The Liturgy of Reformed Catholicity

In recent decades, developments in the “theological interpretation of Scripture,” “canonical hermeneutics/theology,” and advanced research into the texts and figures of post-Reformation Reformed theologians...

by Mark Garcia  |  6 min Video

Idleness and Temptation

The Bible has quite a bit to say about idleness. And it’s not positive. Laziness is characteristic of the sluggard of Proverbs, who will be overtaken by poverty (

by Brandon Crowe   Text

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Dressed in His Righteousness Alone: What Is Justification by Faith?

I’ll never forget meeting up with a mentor of mine at Starbucks shortly after becoming a Christian. We regularly met there to read and study the Bible. One day, a person walked by and was elated to find Christians. But...

by David E. Briones   Text