Sanctification as singlemindedness

Just ran across this from Calvin. By "integrity" he doesn't mean what we usually do (ethical consistency) but "singlemindedness", the opposite of "doublemindedness". Let us set this before our eye as the end at which we ought constantly to aim. Let it be regarded as the goal towards which we are to run. For you... Continue Reading →

The ‘Ultracharismatics’ of Corinth and the Pentecostals of Latin America as the Religion of the Disaffected

Originally published as: “The ‘Ultracharismatics’ of Corinth and the Pentecostals of Latin America as the religion of the disaffected.” Tyndale Bulletin 56.2 (2005): 91-110. This is a detailed exegetical study, more technical than most of what I post on this blog. To download the article as a pdf, click here Ultracharismatics in Corinth and in Latin... Continue Reading →

** GARY commentary alert!

To my surprise, I just found out that Zondervan republished my Thessalonians commentary some months back! You can now buy three full commentaries in one eBook! Mine has a lot of Greek in it, but also much application and thoughts on how to preach the letters. The collection includes Holmes NIV Application Commentary (which I... Continue Reading →

John Wesley’s “Rules for Band-Societies”

Gary's Introduction: this concept of Band-Societies was a small group dynamic, in which believers would volunteer to be accountable to one another. It has inspired similar meetings for almost three centuries. By the way, this was not simply a "lowest-common-denominator" group to share your feelings and that was that! These same men also gathered for... Continue Reading →

Putting Christ back into Christmas

Putting Christ back into Christmas is not as simple as getting the greeter at Walmart to agree to say “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays.” Nor is it a question of a US president saying it aloud - as, contrary to rumor, every US president has always done. No, it is a daily spiritual discipline:... Continue Reading →

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