Holy Week Devotional Guide: Monday

Here at University Assembly, we value the opportunity to observe Holy Week. We find this to be a vital component of growing in our knowledge of and affections for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our sacrificial “Passover lamb” (1 Corinthians 5:7). Accordingly, we invite you to join us each and every day of this ...

Must I Believe in the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus?

Guest post by Dr. Craig L. Blomberg If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith ...

Did Jesus Ever Speak about Homosexual Practice?

From personal experience with dear friends and family members, one of the most common biblical justifications I’ve heard for homosexual practice is that Jesus himself never taught on it. The argument goes something like this: “What I cannot fathom is why Christ never spoke on the topic. While he spoke on the subject of marriage ...

Does Illicit Sex Exclude One from Heaven?

Guest post by Dr. Craig L. Blomberg Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom ...

Perverts, Pederasts, Prostitutes, or . . . ?

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men . . . . (1 Corinthians 6:9; updated New International Version [NIV]) Guest post by Dr. Craig Blomberg One of the more ...

The “All or Nothing” Syndrome with Biblical Imprecision

Guest post by Dr. Craig L. Blomberg In the late 1970s, the “battle for the Bible” pitted inerrantists against others with a high view of Scripture but who stopped just short of belief in inerrancy. A common argument in this debate featured “the slippery slope.” Give up inerrancy, it was alleged, and at first you ...

Observing Lent: Several Practical Suggestions

The image of the desert way is one of the classical expressions of the Lenten journey—clearly derived from the way of Jesus in the desert. Only by intentionally entering the desert way can we be kept from idolatry and perhaps from spiritual self-indulgence. —Don E. Saliers As this quote suggests, Lent is notorious for its ...

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