Category Archives: Resurrection

Stilling the storm

Our middle son, M5, drew this picture in Sunday school this morning. (I don’t have access to a scanner today, hence this is just a photograph. Click for a larger version.) It depicts the scene in Mark 4:35-41, where Jesus … Continue reading

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Believing in the living Christ

We interrupt this hiatus to bring you the following cracking quote from Karl Barth, quoted in a 1962 TIME magazine cover story: Do you want to believe in the living Christ? We may believe in him only if we believe … Continue reading

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Don Carson on Matthew 27:51-53

Shea has posted a great quote from Don Carson defending St Peter (and the other apostles and NT writers) from the charge of “indefensible proof-texting” and “exegetical sleight-of-hand” in their handling of the Old Testament. This is as good an … Continue reading

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“His resurrection is your absolution”

Some more good stuff from Walther, on “objective” and “subjective” justification (see previous post), as quoted in Daniel Preus’s Why I am a Lutheran, pp.52f. First, Walther makes a ringing declaration of the forgiveness won for all people in the … Continue reading

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Spiritual, not insubstantial

In a previous post, we saw how the Lutheran confessions teach that we partake of the body and blood of Christ in the Supper “orally, but in a spiritual manner”. Now, some might read that and be tempted to think … Continue reading

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Giving it the attention it deserves

“Is this really the last resting place of Jesus, Mary Magdalene – and their son?”, asks the Guardian. I was moved to write a “letter to the editor” in response to this, and just in case it doesn’t get published, … Continue reading

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Beginning, again, with Moses

A month or so ago I posted an item about the excellent Biblical Theology Briefings site at Within hours, the site went down, but I’m now delighted to report that they have retrieved their domain name and the site … Continue reading

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