Snapshots Through Luke part 1/3: Falling and Rising

Intro In my previous articles, I have said that modern evangelical gospel presentations don’t do justice to the true biblical gospel. Instead of presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ as is, they isolate a small feature (going to heaven after one dies) and make it the holy grail of Christian hope. This not only misleads […]

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Pixelated Gospels Reloaded

Intro In part 1, I argued that popular gospel presentations championed by many modern evangelicals are sub-biblical. The biblical gospel is holistic, God-centered, and redeems all creation with those who are in Christ as (self-sacrificing) agents of blessing. On the other hand, those popular gospel presentations reduce the gospel to an individual quest for an […]

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Pixelated Gospels

Intro Asking an evangelical Christian what the gospel is could be construed as a silly question. After all, who knows the gospel (the evangel) better than evangelicals? In fact, the Great Commission, interpreted as a mandate for evangelism, is perhaps a greatest commandment for evangelicals – on par with the so-called love commandments (cf. Deut […]

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Mythbusters: The Church created the Bible (Part 2)

Part one of this post, leaves the question of, what was it about these documents that separated them from others unanswered. Why was it these books and not those so called lost Gospels? Well, to answer that question, we have to look at what has come to be known as the “criteria” of canonicity. I […]

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Reception to Rampage? Reflection on Luke 4:15-30

After Jesus was baptized in the river of Jordan and started to preach the good news of the coming of the kingdom of God, he visited his hometown. He was received by God his Father. He was welcomed in Galilee. So we’d expect that he would be welcomed in his hometown. After all, the name […]

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