Miniaturizing the Gospel

An early evangelical ministry was the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International. By “full gospel” they meant the charismatic gifts. Whatever your view of those gifts, this ministry did get one thing right: the gospel is full, not partial. The full gospel means that the gospel is designed to touch and redeem every area of [...]

Biblical Anthropology: Neither Dualistic Nor Materialistic

  Dear -------,   These are great questions, and I’m so glad you are studying these anthropological issues. They are not ivory tower topics but have serious implications for the real world.   Strictly speaking, the Bible advocates neither naturalism nor dualism. Much of the Christian church historically has been dualistic in that it has [...]

Easter: Bodily Resurrection, Not Soul Immortality

And when they [the Greeks] heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked (Acts 17:32a)   In late November 2001, the Arts and Entertainment Television Network carried a special by popular rock singer Billy Joel. Among other inane comments, he said, “I believe that when people die, they go to live in the hearts of [...]