Month: December 2013

Chain Links

Mike and I celebrated over breakfast a week ago and I handed him his segment of small chain, four links long. I like to do that whenever I finish a one-on-one Bible read-through with a friend. The links represent elements of what Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 2:2—“and what you have heard from me in …

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“If . . . then”

This entry is taken from a post first offered on the Cor Deo website. Please offer any response on that site: thanks! I noticed something in Job I hadn’t seen before. Job’s erstwhile friends all used an “if . . . then” approach to confront Job over his presumed sins. The point was simple: If …

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Experiencing God

This post is taken from the current Cor Deo website. Please offer any responses there. Thanks! The stir for this entry comes from Martin Luther. What caught my attention is a revisit to Tuomo Mannermaa’s intriguing work, Christ Present in Faith: Luther’s View of Justification (Fortress, 2005). Luther, according to Mannermaa, held that a believer’s …

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