Tag Archives: relational polarity

My response to the "Crucifixion was a cheat" challenge

More than once I have heard the suggestion that Jesus’ trip to the cross is somehow cheapened by the prior knowledge he had of the resurrection. We know he had this prior knowledge because he told his disciples about it … Continue reading

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Applying the Resurrection

It’s the morning after Easter Sunday for preachers and I’m in my office because I read my calendar wrong. 😦 Might as well get some work done. Lots of “he is risen” yesterday, all well meant but part of me … Continue reading

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Is the Tower of Babel story an urban vs. nature story?

This is from a discussion on CRC-Voices that wandered into the urban vs. rural conflict. Are cities evil? Keller got mentioned so that’s how he got into the argument. Keller inherits the urban ministry work done by Westminster East and … Continue reading

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Revelation 17: The Beast Consumes the Whore, where the relational polarity of the age of decay always leads

I’ve been working through the book of Revelation for quite a while now in our Adult Sunday School class. This week we talked about the vision in Revelation 17 of the whore of Babylon and her relationship with the beast. … Continue reading

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Bruce Waltke's version of Relational Polarity

Heard this in a Tim Keller sermon. It sounds like Bruce Waltke’s version of what I call “relational polarity” in this context seeing it in the revelation of Old Testament wisdom literature: the difference between just and unjust, righteous and … Continue reading

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Relational Polarity of God

A key difference between the Age of Decay and the Age to Come are their relational polarities. CS Lewis in Mere Christianity talks about how God brings us into his very own life. It’s hard to figure out what that … Continue reading

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The fool says in his heart "there is no God" and even Peter's got his doubts

Peter’s question in Luke 12:41 is interesting. What motivated him to ask it? He was clearly referring to the parable that comes right before this verse. This is a parable about the coming of the Son of Man who is … Continue reading

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