When God accomplishes radical transformation in us, he does not eliminate any part of what makes us human. Instead, he calls us to live the Christian life with all our human faculties. This article addresses the comments that some make that when it comes to our sanctification, we are completely passive. It shows how Christlikeness requires effort.
What ought to characterize the Christian life? This article indicates the unity of vision for a Christian life in Romans 12:9-21, Philippians 4:2-9, and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24. This unity of vision helps us see the correspondence between Romans 1:18-32 and Romans 12:1-2 and the unity of Romans 12–13 as a whole.
What would you say the Christian life is all about? Spiritual disciplines? Growing in knowledge? This article suggests the answer is far simpler: prayer, proclamation, and people.
Adoption as sons is an important motif and theme in the letters of Paul (Romans 8:15, 23, Romans 9:4, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:5). In this article Burke wants to explore the relationship between the Holy Spirit and adoption in Romans 8. The relevance and importance of adoption for the Christian life are also indicated.
A meaningful relationship with God is dependent on knowing God. Love for and knowledge of God go hand-in-hand. The emphasis of this chapter is that loving God means loving truth. It further explains a theological method and process that have as goal to explain how the Christian faith is relevant to different aspects of the Christian life.