The story of the Bible opens up with one creation, one covenant, one people, and one city. After the fall, however, there is still one creation, but there are now two covenants (works and grace), two people (seed of the serpent and . . . Continue reading →
Apparently churches stopped having Superbowl viewing parties because the NFL told them too. Apparently Roger Goodell has changed his mind. It’s deeply ironic that churches have been obeying Roger but those same congregations won’t obey their Lord. Why didn’t Jesus think of . . . Continue reading →
One of these days is not like the others. Iain Campbell explains.UPDATE 18 Mar: There’s an encouragement toward renewed appreciation for and observance of the sabbath at Breakpoint.
Merritt writes to ask, “Where do you stand on the Sabbath?” To which I respond, “In Church, twice.” But wait there’s more. It’s a difficult but no insoluble problem. For me the key was creation. This is the part of the equation . . . Continue reading →
I wish I had thought of that.
Alan Jacobs is always interesting and thoughtful and this piece is no exception. Stanley Fish thinks that physicians with a conscience should get out of the biz—so much for the Hippocratic Oath!— and Jacobs replies with an appeal to Sandy Koufax, Hank . . . Continue reading →
Good stuff at the Reformed Reader.
His name is Euan Murray. He plays rugby for Scotland six days a week but not on the Sabbath. “The Sabbath’s not a day for playing rugby.” Well, he didn’t say that but he could have. He did tell the UK Daily . . . Continue reading →
UPDATE Daniel writes to report that some Seventh-Day Adventists are claiming that I agree with them and they are apparently appealing to this broadcast for support. Let me try to end this foolishness right here. Here’s my response to Daniel and to . . . Continue reading →
The evangelicals in Denver and Colorado Springs are said to be quite excited about Tim Tebow’s immanent arrival to the Mile High city. He’s been drafted by the Denver Broncos, and former Colorado Buffaloes football coach Bill McCartney says that Tim brings . . . Continue reading →
Justin Taylor has posted material by Tom Schreiner, from a forthcoming book, who argues, “I do not believe the Sabbath is required for believers now that the new covenant has arrived in the person of Jesus Christ.” He considers the sabbath purely . . . Continue reading →
The post by Justin Taylor of Tom Schreiner’s brief critique of the Reformed doctrine of the Christian Sabbath (the language of the Westminster Confession) gives us a good opportunity to gather together some posts on the Sabbath. By way of autobiographical preface: . . . Continue reading →
I’ve revised and consolidated the recent HB series on the new covenant. It’s available as one document here. You’re welcome to use it. Please link back to the original document or let people know the source so they can access the other related . . . Continue reading →
Bob Godfrey is on Office Hours again, for part 2 of our discussion of Hebrews 3:7–4:13. What does Hebrews 4 mean by “Sabbath” and “rest”? Bob does a great job with these issues in full-color stereo! Here’s the part 1 of this two-part episode. I . . . Continue reading →
I have a special affection for CFA because of their food and because of their stand on the Sabbath. They still believe in the Christian sabbath. I mentioned it to a couple of their employees who were on campus serving lunch and . . . Continue reading →
Word came yesterday that a presbyterian church, in a NAPARC denomination, cancelled its Sabbath day service yesterday in order to allow its members to go out and spend time with sinners on and, only incidentally, watch the Super Bowl. We might call . . . Continue reading →
Sports themes continue on the HB. The Blaze carries a story today about an Orthodox Jewish day school in Houston, TX. Last year they earned national attention when they were nearly disqualified from participating in the state basketball tournament because they refused . . . Continue reading →
Your Creator wants you to take a break. I’m a Chick-Fil-A fan. Love the peach shakes. It’s one of the few places in this area where I can find real sweet tea. There’s another reason to like Chick-Fil-A. They love their employees . . . Continue reading →
On Twitter Anthony Bradley pointed us to a webpage by Ra McLaughlin on the Sabbath. There is good material there but there are also a couple of items that warrant discussion. The one on which I want to focus in this post . . . Continue reading →
Between 1542 and 1609, the Consistory frequently interviewed and sometimes reprimanded people for working on Sunday, whether for pruning trees, making lace, selling tripe, unloading boats, hunting birds, or moving furniture. The Consistory also disciplined people for engaging in recreational activities on . . . Continue reading →