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Blogging from the North Carolina mountains about the Great Commission, God’s law & covenants, and church & family life. The theological keynote of the site is the essay “Israel in the New Covenant” which asserts that the call and work of the church of Jesus Christ is firmly rooted in God’s exposition of the New Covenant in the Old Testament and that only based on that exposition will the church grow to the fullness and maturity of her calling.

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Christ and the University – Unfinished Business of the Reformation

Many churches, lives and marriages have been derailed in the last 300 years by the impact of enlightenment thought which has led men away from faith in God. And many parents have not passed down faith to their children as a rising tide of humanism in our universities and schools has choked the seed of […]

The Answer to “1984”

The answer to “1984” is not “1776”. It is Psalm 149. Jesus came to deliver the oppressed, not mysteriously or magically, but by establishing civil justice through His earthly rulers according to “torah” (Is. 42:4). “In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. […]

The “Obedience of the Nations”

One of the primary themes of the bible is the “obedience of the nations”. Christ’s rule over the nations is prophesied throughout the Old Testament beginning in Genesis. “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of […]