Essays for King Jesus

Saturday, May 7th, 2022
A common, popular view of how Christ’s death on the cross justifies sinners says that God imputed the sins of the whole world (or for those who believe in limited atonement, the sins of the elect) to Christ at the cross; that when a sinner believes in Christ, God imputes the righteousness of Christ to the believer by doing an accounting procedure in the books of heaven and simply crediting the...

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
Are commentaries cheating? Or do we need commentaries and study helps to understand and teach the scripture?  I believe using commentaries and study helps is important. Even more important, though, is keeping our primary attention on scripture itself. What I call the “inside-out sandwich” is a process for bible study intended to keep our primary attention on scripture, while...

Saturday, March 19th, 2022
In my previous essay, we discussed what is behind the conservative Anabaptist way of life and faith.  I shared that after 35 years of study and immersion in this faith community, I have become convinced that the answer is the way we Anabaptists understand and apply Scripture - the Anabaptist hermeneutic.  This hermeneutic is driven by three questions: “What if Jesus is who He says He...