a more free will

Physics, chemistry and biology (and culture) seem to set up a kind of bell curve of freedom over the course of any individual human life.  The capacity for self-determination seems to emerge from invisibility, develop, climax, decline and disappear as we journey from zygote, foetus, infant, toddler, adult, mature adult, and finally at death. The… Continue reading a more free will

old/new both/and

Two terms in the single verse of Romans 3:21 evidence both the continuity and the discontinuity of the newness of the righteousness-revealing gospel of Jesus with the oldness of the sin-revealing Law. But now, the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from [χωρὶς|choris; in discontinuity with] the law , although the Law and the… Continue reading old/new both/and

romans 10:13-15

On Sunday, a well-quoted passage was… well… quoted. Not exactly a blog-worthy occurrence, as this should be pretty common. Romans 10:13-15 – How can they call upon who they’ve not believed >> and believe in whom they’ve not heard >> and hear without preaching >> and preach without being sent? Standard missionary text. People need… Continue reading romans 10:13-15