Tag Archives: Michael Bird

Explosive and Powerful?

I began leading a discussion class last Sunday using The New Testament You Never Knew, featuring N. T. Wright and Michael Bird. In the initial session Tom Wright comments that the New Testament is explosive and powerful. I think anyone … Continue reading

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The New Testament You Never Knew

Tuesday’s post on creation care highlighted the need for a careful and informed approach to the bible and to biblical theology. There are not easy and straightforward answers to many of the questions raised in our modern world. Unfortunately many … Continue reading

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Amen … So Be It

Amen. The Apostles’ Creed ends with a simple word. Ben Myers (The Apostles’ Creed) reflects on this last word: “To say amen to the creed is to sign my name to it. I confirm the truth of this: I authorize … Continue reading

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The Best is Yet to Come

I believe in … the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. The Apostles’ Creed ends on a note of hope, bringing the brief synopsis of the biblical story to a close. Christian hope culminates in the age to … Continue reading

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The Forgiveness of Sins

I believe in … the forgiveness of sins, On this statement, toward the end of the Apostles’ Creed, J.I. Packer (Affirming the Apostles’ Creed), Ben Myers (The Apostles’ Creed), Michael Bird (What Christians ought to Believe) and Derek Vreeland (primal … Continue reading

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One Church for the World

I believe in … the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, Earlier this year my husband and I took a trip to Germany and visited a number of churches as well as Veste Coburg and Schloss Wartburg where Luther … Continue reading

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And in the Spirit

I believe in the Holy Spirit Working through the Apostles’ Creed, the next topic is a one-liner, or perhaps a two-liner if we consider the reference to the Holy Spirit in the incarnation (Jesus was “conceived by the power of … Continue reading

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