If you enjoy a story with a happy ending, then the last chapter of the Bible won’t disappoint you. The Great Story ends with the removal of the effects of sin and an end to the curse that resulted from mankind’s fall. With the curse of sin removed and God’s blessing restored, God’s people will be able to enjoy His presence and blessings forever.
Last week I was teaching on a text that made mention of Satan when a hand shot up. Questions are helpful in clarifying issues related to the immediate discussion. The question was actually more of a comment suggesting that Satan’s sin and fall from heaven is explained in Isaiah 14. Time was too short to…Continue reading Does Isaiah 14 Reveal Anything About Satan’s Fall?
From a Darkness to the Light by ScVerlin Barton WestBowPress (October 28, 2013) It is always a joy to receive a copy of a new book authored by one of my former students. ScVerlin (“Lin”) Barton sat in just about every Bible class I taught during his Master’s Degree program here at…Continue reading Book Review: From a Darkness to the Light by ScVerlin Barton
One of my very favorite authors is Eugene Peterson. His recent memoir, The Pastor, goes to the heart of what it means to be a pastor. In one of his chapters, “Sister Genevieve,” Peterson recounts a friendship that emerged with the prioress of a Carmelite monastery, a place where fourteen nuns live the contemplative life. …Continue reading Deliver Us from Evil