Craig Davis Archive

Craig Davis is an elder at Christ Community Church in Jackson TN. He has been engaged in study of Scripture since 1973. Authors who have particularly influenced his thought include Rabanus Maurus, Brother Lawrence, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Gustaf Aulen, Arthur W. Pink, C.S. Lewis and Kallistos Ware.

  • The Day the Church Faced Down Babylon

    November 11, 2019 by

    The book of Revelation warns us of Babylon. Revelation is usually considered to represent future events, but Babylon is upon us now, and indeed has been with us since – well, since Babylon. It is the signature of the times of the gentiles (Lk. 21:24), the imposition of power of every kind as opposed to… Read more

  • Job in Four Lessons

    September 30, 2019 by

    1 – The problem of suffering The book of Job has a number of themes, but certainly the most prominent is the problem of suffering. This matter is especially problematic because of Job’s devotion to God – why do bad things happen to godly people? It is a vexing question. The book is thought to… Read more

  • The Church in the Book of Esther

    September 8, 2019 by

    The book of Esther has been an enigma over the centuries, largely because it is the one book of scripture without any mention of God. Also, it concerns faithful Jews who remained in gentile lands after the captivity, a sojourn that was not compelled by God. The time period is probably during Xerxes’ rule as… Read more

  • The Trinity in the Old Testament

    August 29, 2019 by

    There is well-established Christian teaching that the Old Testament is full of types and foreshadowings of Christ. One has only to read the New Testament to learn many of these, as the gospel and letter writers make frequent use of Old Testament prophecy. But the teaching of the Triune God has largely been left to… Read more

  • Christ Crucified Before the Foundation of the World

    August 21, 2019 by

    “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth. … And God saw that it was good. … Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.’ … So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.… Read more

  • Should Protestants Pursue Classic Christian Mysticism?

    August 18, 2019 by

    The idea of mysticism is not something our rational Western minds readily embrace here in the post-Enlightenment era. Our comfort zone is applying the scientific method to everything that our brains encounter – to dissect everything down into terms we can understand – so we are not comfortable with the idea of mystery as the… Read more

  • Good Friday Homilies

    August 18, 2019 by

     “Father, Forgive Them, They Know Not What They Do” “Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.” There was one righteous man on the hill of Calvary that one Friday, one man who believed the Father completely, and He was hung like a criminal between two thieves. All around Him milled a… Read more

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