Category: Theology Plainly Spoken

Two Dreams, One Glorious Reality

In Daniel 2 we read about Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Daniel, to whom God revealed the dream and its interpretation, explains to Nebuchadnezzar what he saw: a statue with a...

You Cannot Because You Will Not, But If You Will, You Can

The Bible makes no secret of the fact that God works first in a sinner becoming a Christian. Conversion happens at his initiative,...

Liam Loopert, Self-duped

A Brockton Dialogue James, the student: How faithful does one have to be in order to be a true Christian? The wise Mr. Brockton: To church or to God? James:...

Four Truths for Stressful Days

After more than a year of wrongful imprisonment, Adoniram Judson, 19th Century missionary to Burma, was unexpectedly released. But the damage was irreversible. His wife Nancy had nearly...

35 Years and the Providence of God

I just received this New Testament Thursday, 35 years late. It had been a gift from my wife with a very special note inside. I thought...

How Did Jesus Get His Name?

What is in a name anyway? Maybe you know what your name means, and it is something profound and wonderful. Or maybe your name means something less...

What Jesus Thought Was Wrong with the World: And How It’s Different Than Most People Think

Most people think there’s something wrong with the world. Ask almost any of our nation’s recent immigrants...

Jesus Died a Hero?

There is a very old bit of graffiti scrawled onto a plaster wall in Rome. It’s a crude sketch of a naked man hanging on a stick-figure cross. The...

Who is Like You Among the Gods, O Yahweh?

Why did the Exodus happen? I’ll give you a multiple choice. A. To bring the Israelites out of slavery. B. For God to fulfill...