A New Year to Remember the Old Gospel Story

Many people are taught to believe the Bible is a book of rules with a bunch of stories about many heroes who are used by God because they are good people. That could not be further from the truth. With this new year, as you begin your Bible reading plans and start resolutions, remember the simple, old, gospel truth of Scripture: The Bible is not a book of rules, but rather one rule: love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. The Bible is not a book of stories, but rather one story: God redeeming … Continue reading A New Year to Remember the Old Gospel Story

Interpreting Stories With the Best Story

Part 4 in a 4 part series. View series intro and index. The world is full of stories. Romantic stories. Dramatic stories. Sports stories. Horror stories. Adventure stories. Fantasy stories. We tell stories because we are created in God’s image. God is the divine storyteller, so it only makes sense that we would mimic him in our telling, writing, and acting stories. If this is true–that we are reflections of God’s creative genius, which naturally expresses itself in storytelling–then every story outside of the Bible even relates to the gospel message, the climax of God’s redemptive story. You might say, “Can’t a story just … Continue reading Interpreting Stories With the Best Story

Christ-Centered Biblical Theology Coming in May

Graeme Goldsworthy is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors when it comes to seeing the unity of the Bible, and he will release a new book in May called Christ-Centered Biblical Theology.  In case you missed it a couple weeks ago, I talked about what it means to be a biblical theologian. A biblical theologian is concerned with the grand narrative of the Bible, taking parts and relating them to the whole. Biblical theology, for the minister or the average saint in the seat on Sunday, is vital because it keeps each individual story in perspective and helps guard … Continue reading Christ-Centered Biblical Theology Coming in May

A New Year to Remember the Old Story

Many people are taught to believe the Bible is a book of rules with a bunch of stories about many heroes who are used by God because they are good people. That could not be further from the truth. With this new year, as you begin your Bible reading plans and start resolutions, remember the simple, old, gospel truth of Scripture: The Bible is not a book of rules, but rather one rule: love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. The Bible is not a book of stories, but rather one story: God redeeming … Continue reading A New Year to Remember the Old Story