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‘As it is written …’ A Brief Introduction to the New Testament’s Use of the Old

This is an extract from Peter Adam, ‘“As it is written …” “This was to fulfil…”: The New Testament’s use of the Old Testament.’ Sign up to TGCA’s mailing list to be notified when the longer work becomes available. We are sometimes unnerved by what looks like the erratic use of the Old Testament by the New Testament writers. There are two notable examples in Matt 2:13-18 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I...

God’s Emotional Love  

Holy Scripture is littered with countless examples of God’s love for his people. His love is expressed in the beautiful poetry of the psalter. It is expressed through the Law which brings life and protects the vulnerable. It is revealed in God’s actions in the great Old Testament narratives. And, of course, it culminates in that expression of love par excellence—our Lord Jesus on the cross: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:13).  Hosea​ 11 is a passage that can keep you up at night and make you wonder afresh...

The Rise and Fall of Biblical Complementarity (1/2): Equality and Distinction

This is the first of Stephanie Judd’s two-part contribution to the discussion surrounding the “Fall of Mars Hill” podcast. See part 2 here. When I was 17 years old, my friend Sophie gave me a New Testament. I had grown up in the Roman Catholic church and I was fond of Jesus and the Christian faith but had never read the Bible on my own. Without realising it, I was hungry for answers. I wanted to understand who God is and how He is at work in my life and in the world. Nothing like a bit of apostle Paul...

The Image and the Idol

Glory to man in the highest! For man is the master of things. (Algernon Charles Swinburne, 1837-1900) In the scriptures there are two interrelated reasons for God’s hatred of idolatry: 1. Idols (both mental and physical images of false gods, as well as representations of the one true God) always detract from God’s glory; dishonoring and displacing Him. Idols are literally nothings produced by the human heart and used by the Devil to deceive and enslave us. The true and living God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the Maker and Ruler of all things. He rightly intends for his universe...

Review: Simply Trinity by Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett’s Simply Trinity is an ambitious attempt to correct evangelical misunderstandings of the Trinity; to explain the doctrine in a clear and engaging way; and stomp on the idea that God the Son might be eternally “obedient” to the Father. Does he succeed? Well, it’s complicated. Barrett’s core conceit is that evangelicals have failed to understand the doctrine of the Trinity and have replaced it with sub-orthodox notions. Barrett’s core conceit is that evangelicals of the last few generations have failed to understand the true historic doctrine of the Trinity and have replaced it with sub-orthodox notions drawn from...

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