Tag Archives: Isaiah

Christus Victor

All our talk recently about shalom—the world as it ought to be—threatens to drown out a very important point. The threats to human flourishing exist not only on the macro level, but on the micro as well. And if it … Continue reading

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God’s Delight

In a recent oped in the New York Times, Dr. Jarle Breivik, a professor of medicine at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo, argues provocatively that “we won’t cure cancer.” The three-time doctor who has … Continue reading

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Anointed to Bless

When you look at the city, what do you see? Not the buildings or the busyness or the grit and grime. But when you look into the face of people, what do you see? If you’re like most New Yorkers, … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Light

This passage predicts a world that quite obviously has not yet come. But it hasn’t been for a lack of trying. Even though none of us has experienced life like this, and even if you’ve never read this chapter before, … Continue reading

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The Just Conqueror

Isaiah 58 is critical for Isaiah’s overall theme, with wide-ranging implications, not only for our spiritual disciplines and personal piety, but for our engagement in what is often called social justice. That passage makes crystal clear that it is not … Continue reading

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