8 Tips for Better Bible Teaching – Matthew Fretwell shares 8 tips for better Bible teaching.
8 Tips for Better Bible Teaching – “The center of lifelong learning for the Christian is knowing God himself in Christ through the gospel word and the written word of the Scriptures — in the hearing and reading and study and meditation and memorization of the Bible.”
Man, Woman, and the Mystery of Christ: An Evangelical Protestant Perspective – “To dispense with marriage is to dispense with a mystery that points to the gospel itself. But we must also create cultures where manhood is defined, not by cultural stereotypes, but by an other-directed, self-sacrificial leadership on behalf of one’s family and one’s community. We must create cultures where women are valued not for their sexual availability and attractiveness to men but for the sort of fidelity and courage that the apostle Peter wrote of as that of a “daughter of Sarah” (1 Pet. 3:6). We must work for the common good, in contrast with the sexually libertarian carnivals around us, to speak of the meaning of men and women, of mothers and fathers, of sex and life.”
The State of Theology: Sin Is Not Cosmic Treason – “When we see large masses rejecting the sinfulness of sin, we know that means a number of corollaries. It means that the same masses will have a low view of God. It means that God’s holiness, justice, righteousness, and purity all get eclipsed by muddled thinking. Not understanding what sin is means not understanding who God is.”
Did Jesus Die Because of How God Made Us? – “Many Western Christians prefer to use their culture’s story of death because the Western story has the imprimatur of ‘science’, so is accepted as proven. A wiser course in the face of an apparent conflict between science and the Bible would be to examine more closely what is coming out of the test tubes and what is coming out of the preconceptions, particularly when ‘science’ has wandered from its field of expertise and is talking about history. You could then see that the conflict is not between science and the Bible, but between Western cultural preconceptions and biblical ones.”