Add Your Blog | | Signup
John Barach · 5M ago

The Dominion Couple

To whom did God give the mandate to fill the earth and subdue it and to have dominion over the creatures? Did he give that mandate to Adam and Woman together or did he give it to Adam specif...
John Barach · 5M ago

Helper & Helpee?

In Reforming Marriage, Douglas Wilson quotes Genesis 2:18 (“It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him”) and 1 Corinthians 11:9 (“Nor was man created...
John Barach · 5M ago

Fifty to a Cave

The author of this article is billed as a “leading expert on the persecuted church,” but I have to say that I find what he says here not only very strange but unbiblical.  The gist of the ar...
John Barach · 5M ago

Yes-Men or Debating Partners?

A follow-up thought, hard upon the heels of what I wrote earlier about the kind of commentaries you need. When you do your own study of Scripture and then turn to your commentaries, are you ...
John Barach · 5M ago

What Kind of Commentaries Do I Need?

What kind of commentaries do you need to help you in your study of the Bible? You don’t need commentaries that tell you, in passage after passage, exactly what you’ve always thought or only ...
John Barach · 5M ago

Amen!

“The people must not be present at worship only in the capacity of hearer and spectator, nor even merely to follow in thought what is pronounced by the minister of the church, but they must ...
John Barach · 5M ago

The Harvest Is Plentiful… (Matthew 9)

In Matthew 9:35ff., Jesus sees Israel battered and cast down, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he says to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful; the workers are few.” Why does the imag...
John Barach · 5M ago

Simon the Zealous

I’ve sometimes heard that one of Jesus’ disciples was a Zealot, presumably a former Zealot who, now that he was follow Jesus, had given up his desire to commit violence.  Even N. T. Wright s...
John Barach · 5M ago

A Voice for the World

The church of Christ, the first fruit of the new creation, expresses in articulate and intelligible words the silent sighing of nature subjected to corruption and waiting for deliverance (Ro...
John Barach · 5M ago

That Blessed Family

“Belief in the Trinity is not a distant speculation; the Trinity is that blessed family into which we are adopted” — Austin Farrer, The Crown of the Year.