Imprecatory Psalms: Are All the Psalms Suitable for Christian Use?
For the past two years, my wife Julie and I have started each day by singing a Psalm and then carefully thinking and praying through the Psalm line by line. We use a collection of metrical psalms known as the Trinity Psalter which draws from many of the great historic metrical Psalm collections (such as the […]
Prevenient Grace: Why I am a Methodist and an Evangelical
First, I am a Methodist because I believe in prevenient grace. For Wesley, the spiritual life has no hope of a beginning without God’s prior action on behalf of the sinner. Prevenient grace is a collective term for all the ways in which God’s grace comes into our lives prior to conversion. Prevenient grace literally […]
Many years ago I took a course on the theology of missions. It was in the opening lecture of that course that the professor, a very wise and seasoned missionary practitioner turned scholar, said, “missions is what keeps theology honest.” It is an insight which, I think, is self-illuminating for anyone who has actually taught […]