three Solomons


One of the keys to interpreting the wisdom literature of the Old Testament is to understand the authors as growing more wise and godly through the stages of their lives. The wisdom books “depict the formation of character as an interactive process through time.”1 This is most clearly seen by comparing the three books attributed […]

Vanity or Resurrection?

martha and lazarus

Recently, an evangelical pastor wrote an article on death after the loss of a loved one. It’s not important to identify this particular pastor, seeing as he didn’t say anything unusual. His article could just as easily have been written by any number of clergy from any number of denominations. Also, interacting oppositionally with a […]

it’s like a box of chocolates

gift of life

I conclude this audio series with some thoughts about the limits of life, and a brief summary statement.           It’s like a box of chocolates If you are ever inclined to be philosophical, try an internet search for quotes that begin with the words “life is…” Some of my favourites are: […]

a resurrection perspective

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In this audio file, I talk about what Paul David Tripp calls “eternity amnesia” — and its cure — a resurrection perspective.         A resurrection perspective Paul David Tripp calls it “eternity amnesia.” It is people living with no hope for the future. They live for today because they think today is […]

in good hands

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What does it mean to commit your spirit into God’s hands when you are dying?           In Good Hands Last session I mentioned that I had just come from a friend’s funeral, and the preacher watched his language and did not stray away from the Bible when he talked about my […]

watch your language

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I said goodbye to a friend today, and I’m glad they watched their language at his funeral.         Watch your language I said good bye to a friend today. And I heard a good solid biblical message at his funeral about the coming resurrection. The preacher said that my friend was asleep. […]

the evolution of the afterlife

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In this audio file, I talk about how Dinesh D’Souza says the Christian doctrine of the afterlife evolved!         The evolution of the afterlife In his book, Life After Death: The Evidence, apologist Dinesh D’Souza claims that the Christian doctrine of the afterlife just kind of evolved. He said that at first, […]

you two point oh

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In this audio file, I show from 1 Corinthians 15 that without the future resurrection, the gospel message is incomplete.       you two point oh There’s going to be another you, a you after this you – a you two point oh. One of the fundamental truths that we Christians believe is that […]

resurrection makes sense

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In this audio file, I explain why the promise of resurrection makes sense, because that is what we really need: not survival in a disembodied state.     Resurrection makes sense Conditionalists believe that death is a reality because everyone was in Adam when God warned Adam not to eat of the forbidden tree. That […]

sorry, Socrates!

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In this audio file, I imagine going back in time, and setting Socrates straight about what happens at death.       Is Death better? sorry, Socrates! I wish I could travel back in time. I’d like to go back to the time of the Greek philosopher, Socrates. I would pretend to be one of […]