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Church discipline

The church in Rome wrote to the Corinthians: Every sedition and every schism was abominable to you. Ye mourned over the transgressions of your neighbors: ye judged their shortcomings to be your own. (1 Clement 2:6) This is profound by itself. They had such love for one another that they counted each other’s failings as […]

Lady Wisdom

In Proverbs 9, Solomon contrasts the Lady Wisdom and the foolish woman, Folly. Together they cry out to the simple from the high places in town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” After the invitation to come in, Wisdom instructs, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. […]


I’m borrowing heavily from Doug Wilson’s Reforming Marriage. A great book. You can buy it or read it online. It will be helpful to start with a brief grammar lesson. There is a difference between indicative and imperative statements. An indicative is a statement of fact; there is no ought in it. The chair is […]

Matthew 15 chiasm

Mathew 15:1-20 makes a fairly robust chiasm. A. Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalemand said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of theelders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” B. He answered them, “And why do you break thecommandment of God for the sake of your tradition?For […]