Together for the Gospel & The Gospel Coalition – Thoughts from 2014

Back in 2014 I noted then the currents of "social action" within The Gospel Coalition. The current controversies are not surprising, and it speaks to that we must be very careful how closely we associate with the group. Below is an excerpt of my thoughts from 2014 mostly unedited about both this group and Together … Continue reading Together for the Gospel & The Gospel Coalition – Thoughts from 2014

Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2017 – Day 2

On Day 2, the Council began meeting at 8;30AM with two additional papers to begin the day. The first one was presented by Dan Wiley (Ph.D. Student at Baptist Bible Seminary), titled "The Glory of God in the Book of Jude: A Defense of Ryrie’s Third Point in the Sine Qua Non of Dispensationalism." He presented a helpful examination of the multiple lines of … Continue reading Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2017 – Day 2

Brief Thoughts on “Ancient Wine and the Bible” by David Brumbelow

I offer some brief comments on the book Ancient Wine and the Bible by David Brumbelow and how it has helped me in thinking through the issues around abstience. It shows that we should not assume that wine in the Bible is always alcoholic, but that rather we should let the historical context and the Biblical context inform how we understand references to wine.