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Theology

Justification by Works and Sola Fide

Solus Christus: What the Reformers Taught and Why It Still Matters

Glory to God Alone: Another Look at a Reformation Sola

SBJT Forum

SBJT 19.4: Remembering the Reformation Solas (Complete)

What has Louisville to do with Rome?: A Catholic’s perspective on a Reformation-themed T4G

At one of the most unlikely places, I met one of the most unlikely T4G attendees. While waiting for the seminary shuttles on the morning of the conference’s second day, I met Damien, a native of Krakow, Poland, making his first visit to the United States. According to official numbers, Damien was the only Polish…

Towers | May 2016

The Richness and Depth of ‘Faith Alone’

Schreiner discusses new book and relevance of Reformation doctrine

Why everyone in your church needs theology

What a sad thought, that theology is only for the professional theologians. May we who prize theology stress its place in the church and show how practical it is, for in so doing we will save both ourselves and those around us.

SBJT 19.3: 2 Corinthians (Complete)

Table of Contents (Fall 2015)

Editorial: Learning from Paul’s Second Letter to Corinth

Every year we devote one issue of SBJT to a study Lifeway’s January Bible study book. For 2016, our focus is on Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian church. In focusing our attention on this specific book of Scripture, I am reminded about the story told by Kent Hughes regarding one of the world’s most…

The Message of Second Corinthians: 2 Corinthians as the Legitimation of the Apostle

Paul does not write abstract theological disquisitions. His word is always a “word on target,” intended to address the needs of his readers at times in which he himself cannot be present with them. All of Paul’s letters are likewise personal. Second Corinthians is intensely so. The question at stake here is the legitimation of…

The Glory of God in 2 Corinthians

The Glory of God in 2 Corinthians I cannot expect to understand the mysteries of God … If I understood God, He could not be the true God. A doctrine which I cannot fully grasp is a Truth of God which is intended to grasp me. When I cannot climb, I kneel. Where I cannot…

Καταργέω and the People of the Shining Face (2 Corinthians 3:7-18)

Καταργέω and the People of the Shining Face (2 Corinthians 3:7-18) In his book To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World, sociologist James Davison Hunter is concerned that the Church of the West now finds itself mired in a media-driven culture. Reality becomes constituted by the…

What is So New About the New Covenant? Exploring the Contours of Paul’s New Covenant Theology in 2 Corinthians 3

Second Corinthians 3 is a hotly debated and difficult text. For example, Thomas Schreiner says 2 Corinthians 3 is “one of the most controverted texts in the Pauline corpus,” and is “full of exegetical difficulties and knotty problems.” David Garland believes the passage is “notoriously obscure” and Anthony Hanson says it is the “mount Everest…

“We are the Temple of the Living God” (2 Corinthians 6:14- 7:1): The New Covenant as the Fulfillment of God’s Promise of Presence

Introduction Evangelical Christians from various perspectives have wrestled with how the New Testament (NT) relates to the Old, and, more specifically, how the new covenant relates to the prior biblical covenants. Should the relationship primarily be cast in terms of continuity, such that the nature and structure of the new covenant are in essential continuity…

Sermon: A Building from God—2 Corinthians 5:1-10

I grew up in the country about ten miles from Salem, Oregon. I always lived in the same house. In fact, my mom continued to live in that house until I was fifty-one years old. I was always excited to return home after leaving home. Usually we would go home once a year, traveling from…