The Standard of the Law

The Standard of the Law

This post is part of our discussion on the law. Bruce Epperly’s article on the lectionary for the third Sunday in Lent was cited as a related article. This is a response to Bruce Epperly post titled “The Adventurous Lectionary -The Third Sunday in Lent” found herehttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/livingaholyadventure/2021/02/adventurous-lectionary-the-third-sunday-in-lent-march-7-2021/ I want to thank Bruce for laboring over…

The Law Is Not Soggy Cornflakes

The Law Is Not Soggy Cornflakes

This post is being reposted in response to my friends Alden Thompson and Elgin Hushbeck in the discussion on the law. Their posts to be found herehttps://www.energiondirect.com/2021/03/22/the-law-as-gospel/and herehttps://hushbeck.com/blog/2021/03/alden-thompson-and-the-law-as-gospel/ Both have addressed a significant area of contention with me, the issue of Christians neglecting the Law’s distinct purposes. While I believe they addressed the need for…

Steve Kindle on the Purpose of the Law
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Steve Kindle on the Purpose of the Law

It appears that neither Israel, Luke, or the Revelator got it right (John anticipating it happening in his lifetime). Now some 2,000 years since the Jesus movement began, can we say that the church got it right? Steve Kindle, The Law’s Inevitable Tension between Ideal and Reality Steve’s post is included in our discussion of…

Distinguishing Churches?

Distinguishing Churches?

An excellent, thought-provoking article on the ways we refer to churches in various areas. Here’s a quote: Firstly, by drawing a hard and fast line between the church in the west/north/whatever and the rest of the world we undermine the catholicity of the faith. The church is one and whether you come from London, Lima…

From DOBE to BEDO
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From DOBE to BEDO

By Pat Badstibner, World Prayr, Inc. This article has been updated as a response in the series Discussing the Law in Scripture. See that page for a detailed directory of articles in this discussion. The initial article in that discussion is The Law as Gospel. There is something about having a mission statement for a…

The Law as Gospel

The Law as Gospel

                                                              By Alden Thompson This article is presented as the first entry in our series Discussing the Law in Scripture. To see responses or to learn how you can respond, please read that page. You will find responses in the comments, but they will be organized there.             For most of us, the word “law”is…