Daily Archives: March 30, 2011

Clinging to the greater Joshua in baptism…

Peter Leithart observes brilliantly that the blind man in John 9 passes through the waters and gets attached to Jesus, Joshua.  In contrast, he writes: His parents are afraid of being kicked out of the old world, the world on … Continue reading

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Lectionary Connection

The Missouri Synod Lectionary Readings for this Sunday connect the Isaiah 42 with the narrative in John 9. Isaiah makes messianic-like prophecies that One would come to lead the blind and literally take them from darkness into light. Jesus is … Continue reading

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Lenten Quote, Day 19

Stretching out Thy divine hands upon the Cross, Thou hast joined together that which before was divided, and by Thy mediation Thou hast offered as a gift to the Father the nature of mortal man, that was under condemnation. Therefore … Continue reading

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A Point on the use of “sacramental” and “worldview”

A friend urged caution on the repetitive use of terms like “worldview” and “sacramental.” I concur that there is certainly an overuse of these terms. But is it possible that these words are still not familiar enough? In theo-speak circles … Continue reading

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Yann Tiersen’s La Chute

This beautiful piece serves as a kind of background to Genesis three. La Chute means “the fall.” I am not sure if there is any connection here with Albert Camus’ philosophical novel La Chute. Nevertheless, it is a masterpiece.

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How much music is in your home?

The Spirit is the music of the Trinity. It is the breath that gives melody to the Word of the Father. To ask the question “how spiritual are you?” implies “how often do you sing?” is your home filled with … Continue reading

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I am not quite sure of Ridderbos’ sacramental theology, yet in his commentary on John he remarks that the early church viewed John 9 as highly sacramental. He writes that the narrative of the blind man in the Pool of … Continue reading

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Every Baptism is Infant Baptism

Peter Leithart observes: The man born blind in John 9 is reborn by clay, spittle, and a bath in Siloam. He is so transformed that people don’t know if he’s the same man (v. 9). At this point, he barely … Continue reading

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