esen

Tag Archives: Gospel

John: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 4

Bible opened to the Gospel of John

Background and Scope The purpose of this series is to explore a supposed rift in how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. As many scholars have noted, John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is ...

Read More »

Luke: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 3

Bible opened to the Gospel of Luke

Background and Scope This is part of a series exploring how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. Many scholars have noted that John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is depicted in Matthew and Mark ...

Read More »

Matthew: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 2

Bible opened to the Gospel of Matthew

Background and Scope This is part of a series exploring how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. Many scholars have noted that John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is depicted in Matthew and Mark ...

Read More »

Mark: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 1

Bible opened to the Gospel of Mark

From its declaration that “the Word was God” to Thomas’ worship of Jesus as “My Lord and my God!” John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed, many people have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. For them, John’s logos and incarnational thought and his explicit portrayal of Jesus’ divinity is juxtaposed with the less exalted ...

Read More »

Understanding Gospel Indicatives & Imperatives

“I’d like to be baptized someday but I don’t think I’m ready yet. I need more time.” I’ve heard statements along these lines several times. Those making this sort of statement wrongly believe that they must first be good enough before receiving the salvation that Christ offers them. Some have parents enforcing this false belief. Others grew up in congregations that ...

Read More »

Jesus’ Secrets to Saving Parents’ Sanity

Being a parent is intimidating. It isn’t just the funhouse of potty-training, bedtime (why won’t they sleep?!), sibling squabbles, schoolwork, table manners, and housework that threaten my sanity…it’s the knowledge that I have to navigate this maze of mirrors while actually teaching them things. Important things. I have to teach them, these four daughters of mine, not just to master basic life ...

Read More »

Why I Crave Mentorship and Why You Might, Too

I crave time with older women. Whether one year older or fifty, I am hungry for their influence. This craving is spiritually innate. Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their ...

Read More »