Hywel Jones is Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1963 and has ministered in several pastorates in Wales and England. Hywel and his wife, Nansi, have been married for more than 50 years. They are blessed with three children and five granddaughters.
On that basis, all that Jesus asks for in relation to himself is that the Father will be true to him, attesting him as his “Christ” to all the elect, and exalting him, now incarnate, to his immediate presence by way of resurrection and ascension.
John 17 has been known as the “High Priestly Prayer” of the Lord Jesus Christ for many years. Its opening words make it clear that it was a prayer Jesus himself prayed, and it is essential to give full weight to that fact. But this does not mean that Christians may not use this prayer […]