But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

The Recapitulator - Apologetic Report

“Doctrine divides.” Yes it does. The thing that continually amazes me, however, is that those who say this seem to take for granted that this is a bad thing. But, of course, it is not. Doctrine does divide. And that is a good thing.

It divides between those who believe the doctrine and...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:00

“God and Sinners Reconciled!”

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Charles Wesley’s well-known Christmas carol (actually altered a bit by George Whitefield), starts off this way:

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, “Glory to the newborn King: Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”

Last night, I was reading in Michael Bird’s...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 14:58

O God Who Avenges, Shine Forth!

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A couple of weeks ago, on the “Wrestling with the Disturbing Parts of Scripture” Facebook page, I posted the following quotation from John Goldingay’s book, Do We Need the New Testament?: Letting the Old Testament Speak for Itself:

In Revelation 6 John sees the martyrs under the...

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There is no such thing as “The” cruciform hermeneutic. Throughout church history many individuals and groups have sought to do theology and biblical interpretation through the lens of Christ and through the lens of the cross of Christ. This has often been referred to as a Christocentric...

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