Category: Theology

Psychology and Theology: Part 1

At least three things cause tension between Theology and Psychology, today I want to explore two: 1) Psychology and subjectivity. Psychology[i] is a soft science. It is susceptible to philosophical influences because the target of its study is immaterial (the human mind). Even the most secular materialistic psychologists acknowledge that the object if there is…

Understanding Zechariah 14 – Part 6

Today is our final look at Zechariah 14 where we see the holiness of the Jerusalem to come. Verse 20-21 reads: 20 And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the Lord.” And the pots in the house of the Lord shall be as the bowls before…

Understanding Zechariah – Part 5

Today is our penultimate study of Zechariah 14,  and we come to verses 16-19. This passage speaks about what happens to the Gentile nations after the climactic events of the previous sections. 16 Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the…

Understanding Zechariah 14 – Blog 4

The next section of Zechariah I will cover is v12-15. It reads 12 And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will…

Understanding Zechariah 14 – Part 3

Zechariah 14:6-11: “On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost. And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea. It shall continue in…

Understanding Zechariah 14 – Part 2

This is part 2 of a series, to view part 1 click here Why take Zechariah 14 symbolically or literalistic [i]? The options we have are a wooden-literalism or a symbolic reading of this Apocalyptic genre. As I said yesterday, the historical context of this Apocalyptic literature gives us warrant for a symbolic reading (see…

Understanding Zechariah 14 – Part 1

This post marks the start of a series through Zechariah 14. I hope to show a Biblically faithful and hermeneutically coherent way to handle this passage over the next few days. So join me on this journey through an exciting passage.

What if Cessationism is Wrong?

When it comes to continuationists of the reformed or at least gospel-centred ilk it is appropriate and wise to place the matter of the gifts in the secondary issue box. I love the warmth and genuineness expressed in Mahaney and the fire and passion in Piper. However, I recently shared an article Shreiner wrote called…

9 Reasons For An Evening Worship Service

At the local church where I am privileged to serve, we will be starting an evening worship service from the end of April. A few weeks ago I had a discussion with our church’s young adult group about this and it proved very fruitful. Here are 9 reasons behind why we are starting evening worship,…