Theological Tricycle

Everyone’s personal beliefs about God come from three sources: scripture, tradition, and experience. Some fellowships and denominations emphasize one of these or the other. Some may emphasize tradition over Scripture. Others may emphasize experience over tradition. While many people, especially in my fellowship, emphasize Scripture over tradition and experience to... Read more

Mimetic Rivalry

“I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity and striving after wind” (Ecclesiastes 4:4). French anthropological philosopher René Girard argued that all conflict, competition and rivalry originate in mimetic desire (also... Read more

Perception Versus Actuality

Matthew 16:19 (NAS): 19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.” Notice the expression “whatever you bind on earth shall have been... Read more

Are we in Heaven now?

Are we in Heaven now? This question may seem silly, but it is one that is being asked in preterist forums. In fact, at a recent debate that I attended, one of the participants asked the other if they were in Heaven now, and he responded with a resounding yes.... Read more