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Thinking Clearly about Sphere Sovereignty

Thinking Clearly about Sphere Sovereignty

Many years ago, I heard a well-known preacher claim that duties never conflict. I am older now and willing to question that premise. The truth is, ultimate duties do sometimes conflict with subordinate duties. In these days of lockdowns and vaccines, the dilemma of...
Heaven’s Court

Heaven’s Court

As indicated in our introductory discussion to Daniel, chapter 7 shifts from Daniel in Babylon’s court to Daniel in heaven’s court. In the remainder of the book, Daniel receives and records a series of prophetic visions about world history leading up to and including...
Hopeful Intentionality—Toward Government

Hopeful Intentionality—Toward Government

We saw yesterday that honourable Christian living requires intentionality, which covers every area of life. Peter encouraged his readers to ensure that both their inner and outer lives honoured God (2:11–12). In what follows, he applies this truth to several spheres,...
Faithless Hirelings or Faithful Shepherds?

Faithless Hirelings or Faithful Shepherds?

The past ten months have been a challenge for local churches and for those called to lead them. With the implementation, subsequent adjustments, lifting, and reintroduction of lockdown restrictions, most elders feel like Ezra when he pulled his hair out (Ezra 9:3)....
Sunday Submission

Sunday Submission

The dreaded announcement has come: Government restrictions on religious gatherings have been tightened. Churches are now limited to 250 persons for outdoor gatherings and 100 persons for indoor gatherings. This has presented the elders with another COVID-challenge:...