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Christology

Separate Spheres & Distinct Roles in the Trinity & in Marriage? (John 5:18-30)

July 10th, 2014

Some Christians believe the Trinity is a model for marriage. Does the Trinity model distinct roles and separate spheres? Is there a hierarchy and subordination in the Divine? Continue reading»

Making Sense of the Transfiguration

May 18th, 2014

The accounts of the transfiguration of Jesus in the gospels are puzzling, and the point and purpose of the accounts are unclear. Perhaps this article may make its meaning clearer. Continue reading»

Redemption and Family Responsibility: Boaz and Jesus

January 22nd, 2014

This post takes a brief look at the Hebrew word ga’al which means “redeem” and “act like a close relative”.
Excerpt: Redemption was not just a lofty act done by the Creator to redeem and reconcile his creation to himself. It was also a loving act done by our close relative Jesus Christ, who became like us, identified with us, and became responsible for us so that he could rescue us. [550 words] Continue reading»

The Kingdom of Heaven in the Here and Now and Future

June 3rd, 2013

In this post I share some Bible verses and thought about God’s Kingdom in the here and now and future, and I briefly state the Jewish understanding of the Kingdom of Heaven. Continue reading»

The Righteous for the Unrighteous – 1 Peter 3:17-22

October 12th, 2012

This passage is all about Jesus. Jesus is the triumphant victor. He has won over the powers of sin and death, and over the powers of demonic angels and authorities. He has won this victory through his substitutionary death, the Righteous for the unrighteous, once and for all. And he has won this victory through his resurrection from death. Continue reading»

Who is the “head”?

August 11th, 2012

This is a critique of Mary Kassian’s article “Sex in the Shadowlands” in which she applies the word “head” to more than God, Jesus, and husbands. Continue reading»

Paul’s Main Point in Ephesians 5:22-33

April 30th, 2012

Ephesians 5:22-33 is written as a chiasm with the main point in the centre of the passage. We misinterpret Ephesians 5:22-33 if we miss Paul’s main point. Continue reading»

Jesus is no longer on a cross

April 9th, 2012

Today I found out that some Roman Catholics believe that Jesus is eternally on the cross. What does the Bible, especially the book of Hebrews, say about this belief? [800 words] Continue reading»

Was Jesus Poor?

March 17th, 2012

Was Jesus poor? Lately a few verses have come to mind which make me think that Jesus was not as poor as I have previously been led to believe. [800 words] Continue reading»

Christmas Cardology 1: Introduction

December 1st, 2011

In this series for Christmas, I compare the story of Jesus’ incarnation as depicted on Christmas cards and in religious art with what Matthew and Luke wrote about in their Gospels. [250 words] Continue reading»

Christmas Cardology 2: Mary’s Scandal and Favour

December 1st, 2011

The usual, cosy images on Christmas cards contrast to Mary’s scandalous predicament of being pregnant and unmarried. Her situation was full of uncertainty and risk. [600 words] Continue reading»

Christmas Cardology 3: Nazareth to Bethlehem

December 1st, 2011

The journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem would not have been easy for pregnant Mary. Was she always the image of piety and serenity as depicted on Christmas cards? Did Mary and Joseph made the long journey on their own? [350 words] Continue reading»

Christmas Cardology 4: Was Jesus born in a barn?

December 1st, 2011

Christmas cards often show the new born Jesus surrounded by farm animals. Was this really the case? And what is the significance of the “manger” mentioned three times in Luke chapter 2? [800 words] Continue reading»

Christmas Cardology 5: When was Jesus born?

December 1st, 2011

Was Jesus born on the 25th of December at the time of the winter solstice? Or could he have been born at the time of Spring lambing or even during the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles? [1000 words] Continue reading»

Christmas Cardology 6: The Virgin Mary

December 1st, 2011

Most religious art portrays Mary as serene, shy, somber, and even sad. Are they accurate portrayals? Also, does the Bible teach that Mary remained a virgin? Continue reading»

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