Category Archives: James Jordan

Avoid the Language of “Already, and Not Yet”

Since I have been deeply involved in the eschatology debate for over ten years, had some of my works published in other eschatology websites, interviewed postmillennial authors, and have been in the healthy business of proselytizing premils to the postmil … Continue reading

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Genuine Government

The church must once again become a genuine government, with her own courts, but for this to have any social impact the various churches must recover a genuine commitment to catholicity in practice. James B. Jordan, Sociology of the Church

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True Christian Renaissance

If we are to have a true Christian renaissance in the United States, it will not be a superficial yuppiefied religion that brings it. True Christianity must have equal time for Ecclesiastes as for Proverbs in its One Year Bibles. … Continue reading

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We Need New Ears and Eyes

I began my day reading through Jim Jordan’s magnum opus, Through New Eyes. Jim is a dear friend and we have worked together for three years (09-11). I have literally read and listened to hundreds of articles, sermons, & lessons. If Jim … Continue reading

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Biblical Worldview

“The Biblical worldview is not given to us in the discursive and analytical language of philosophy and science, but in rich and compact language of symbolism and art.” –James Jordan, Through New Eyes, p. 1.

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Saturday Night Live (SNL), DJesus Uncrossed, the Romans, the Jews and the God of the Bible

DJesus UnCrossed is SNL’s latest attempt to de-christ Christ. Of course, in our day, Jesus is easy to disrespect. One wonders if SNL would attempt a comedy journey through the life of Muhammad. No further comments needed. David Flowers believes … Continue reading

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James Jordan on the Forgotten Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a reform movement within Western Catholic Christendom, not a revolt against it. While there were some movements at the time of the Reformation that continued various revolutionary medieval outbursts, and others that extended medieval notions of … Continue reading

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Does knowing music help understand the Bible?

James Jordan affirms and explains: Does it help to be a musician to understand the Bible? Yes, because the Bible indicates that this is so. First, music is the God-appointed way of worshipping Him with His own words. The psalms … Continue reading

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James Jordan and the Simplistic View of the Regulative Principle

In an article of appreciation for James Jordan and his theology, Anthony Cowley quotes extensively from Jordan’s studies on worship. Among them, is a strong critique of the Puritan expression of the regulative principle: The simplistic version of the regulative … Continue reading

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Samson and the City Gates

Jim Jordan writes in his Judges Commentary that Jesus has “destroyed the gates of hell, leaving the kingdoms of Satan wide open for conquest by the Church.” When the tomb was opened on the third day it left not only … Continue reading

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Biblical Interpretation

Jim Jordan writes in the Introduction to his Judges’ commentary: We do not need some specific New Testament verse to “prove” that a given Old Testament story has symbolic dimension. Rather, such symbolic dimensions are presupposed in the very fact … Continue reading

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666 and Neron Caesar

Leithart wants the best of both worlds by reconciling Jim Jordan and Richard Bauckham. In my estimation, he succeeds: 666 is the numerical value of Neron Caesar, spelled in Hebrew letters.  It’s the number of a man.  As Richard Bauckham … Continue reading

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Liturgical Edenic Sin

Jim Jordan writes: To put it bluntly, Adam fell by letting a woman be the pastor of the Garden church. He allowed her to make the decision about the sacramental tree, to be the authority over the sacramental food. He … Continue reading

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A Liturgical Helper

James Jordan writes: Worship happens when “two or three” are gathered. A “testimony of two witnesses” is needed for this kind of worship. To be sure, we can worship privately and individually, but that is not the best and highest … Continue reading

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Liturgical Distinctions between man and woman

Jim Jordan–as always–has a provocative thesis in his well-known article entitled Liturgical Man, Liturgical Woman. Jim’s thesis is that “the differences between men and women are, by creation design, fundamentally liturgical and only secondarily biological and psychological. To put it another … Continue reading

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James Jordan on Healing

It is important to understand that only the gospel gives men health. The labor of physicians is important, but only as a means of holding back the curse. Physicians cannot give men true health. Nor can eating “health foods ,”  fasting, … Continue reading

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Book Review #4 Crisis, Opportunity, and the Christian Future

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Incense and Worship

The incense of the tabernacle indicates that God desires a special smell in His worship. As James Jordan observes: “Incense teaches us that worship is a unique environment.” If the smell of the tabernacle is unique to the worship environment, … Continue reading

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Crisis and Cycles…

James Jordan’s essay entitled Crisis, Opportunity, and the Christian Future is proof that the Bible provides its own framework to understand biblical structure and structures of civilizations. The Bible is its own best interpreter. It provides patterns and visions of … Continue reading

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A Fit Bride

…God is in the business of changing humanity into a fit Bride, and so God breaks down all attempts to freeze history. –James B. Jordan in Crisis, Opportunity, and the Christian Future, p.29

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James Jordan on the Church

To say that the root of our problems is religious is to say a great deal, but also to say rather little. Compared with the heredity and environmental reductionism popular in modern (and in ancient) thought, a confession that human … Continue reading

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James Jordan on N.T. Wright

Recently the magazine Tabletalk published a series of essays against Calvinist theologian N. T. Wright. The black cover of this issue lets us know just how dangerous this man is…read the entire post.

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Saturday Psalter

Restoring the Psalms by James B. Jordan We’ve got to get the psalms back into the warp and woof of worship and life. But how do we do that, when nothing is readily available, and so many of us have … Continue reading

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Review of “The Vindication of Jesus Christ” by James B. Jordan

The book of Revelation is a book that “often results in confusion,” says author James B. Jordan. In the The Vindication of Jesus Christ: A Brief Reader’s Guide to Revelation, James Jordan seeks to clarify a book often biblically mistreated. … Continue reading

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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary?

James B. Jordan writes: This abysmal notion is ferociously defended by those given over to this idea. It is clear from the Bible that the pleasures of marital intercourse are to be enjoyed, and it would have been sinful for … Continue reading

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James B. Jordan sings A Mighty Fortress in Japan

Our very own Jim Jordan joined the Mitaka CREC congregation (Ralph Smith)  in Japan. He gave them a brief concert:

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James Jordan’s Lectures at the Bucer Institute

Here are some quotes from Jim’s lectures: God’s business in the world is to make new kinds of people. The Holy Spirit plugs us into the Olive Tree. He plugs us into the entire Biblical history. Most things in human … Continue reading

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Review of “The Liturgy Trap” by James B. Jordan

The Bible is the voice of the Father, of the Husband; tradition is the voice of the Mother, of the Bride. JBJ The Liturgy Trap by James B. Jordan is a concise critique of Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Anglo-Catholic traditions. … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding Revelation? Interview with Dr. James B. Jordan

Show: 45 minutes In this episode of Trinity Talk, we interviewed Dr. James B. Jordan on the purpose and nature of the Book of Revelation. We discussed symbolism, liturgy and a host of other topics. Dr. James Jordan is the … Continue reading

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Biblical Horizons Conference 2009

BIBLICAL HORIZONS 2009 BIBLE CONFERENCE July 20-24 Jim summarizes the conference: – Peter Leithart on Sex & Death in Leviticus 18 & 20. That’s right: the gross, sexy chapters. Three lectures projected. (How can you pass up attending these????) – … Continue reading

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