Danielic Musings: A Theology of Naming

Preface: I’ve been studying the book of Daniel fairly in-depth. So, I thought I’d write about it. Here are all the posts in this series. After capturing Jehoiakim and the Judahites, Nebuchadnezzar pressed several Hebrew youth into his service. He subjects them to three years of reeducation, hoping to turn them from Hebrew delinquents into […]

At The Pool

It’s the wee hours of the morning right now. Actually, it’s not even midnight as I type this, but I’m the only one up right now, so it fits. But I’ve been thinking about today and felt like writing. The family and I went swimming three times this week, just because we felt like it. […]

Elect, Raise Up Your Voice to God

About six years ago, I wrote a hymn that basically summed up the Five Points of Calvinism. It took me a ridiculously long time to find the lyrics again, but I did! I post them here for my reference and for your enjoyment. Before Creation, God ordained To save His Son’s dear bride Then Jesus […]

Danny Olinger’s Biography of Geerhardus Vos

If you’ve read some of the quotes I’ve posted recently—or if you follow me on Twitter or Goodreads—you know I’m reading Geerhardus Vos’ Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. I’ll be the first to admit that, while it’s incredibly rich, I only understand about half of it. Right now I’m doing what Mortimer Adler called inspectional reading—reading […]

The Yoke of Monotheism?

Jeremiah complains [2.9–11] that Israel is more inclined to change it’s God than the heathen nations. It is not difficult to explain this. The pagan nations had no desire to change, because their religion was the natural expression of their disposition. Israel persistently struggled to throw off the yoke of Jehovah’s service, because the old […]

Danielic Musings: They Deserved It

Preface: I’ve been studying the book of Daniel fairly in-depth. So, I thought I’d write about it. Here are all the posts in this series. In the work of typology, one seeks to find how different things, people, events, etc., point to Jesus. These things could point to him in the ways they resemble him. […]