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Philippians 2:17-18 Devotional

Philippians 2:17-18. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all...

Christus Victor and The Gospels

In John 6:15, after Jesus feeds the 5000, we read: “Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again...

Philippians 2:14-16 Devotional

Philippians 2:14-16. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you...

Kings and Christian Leadership: True Success

Have you heard about the mighty Omridic dynasty in the ancient Near East? No? Don’t worry. I hadn’t either before completing the readings for my course on the Old Testament...

Philippians 2:12-13 Devotional

Philippians 2:12-13. Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and...

Fridays with Fred: Love and Marriage

Feelings fluctuate. It never ceases to amaze me how effortlessly my wife and I can shift from amorous doting to aggressive defamation. We are emotional beings—for better or for worse....

Philippians 2:9-11 Devotional

Philippians 2:9-11. Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,...

Christus Victor in Patristic Theology, Irenaeus and Martin Luther

Much of Aulén’s Christus Victor is devoted to historical theology—or dogmatics. His treatment is delightfully broad. However, many of the criticisms made regarding his use of the New Testament apply...

Philippians 2:5-8 Devotional

Philippians 2:5-8. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to...