If the study of Church History teaches one important truth it is this – there are a great number of people that have a great number of differing opinions regarding the praxis and thought within the realm of Christian Religion. The list of influential names and their contributions that have touched the doctrine and practice … Continue reading Fundamental Christianity and the Opposition to Creeds
So, a while back I was sent a summons for Jury Duty. Yuck, right? Well, when I was finally selected to be considered for a jury and we were being examined by the Defense Attorney this question came up: “Do you think you could convict a man of murder knowing that the death penalty could … Continue reading Guilty or Not Guilty?
For a brief time, the life of Job was touched with the type of despair that no man or woman ever wants to face. As a business man he witnessed the loss of all the material things that point to wealth and prosperity. As a parent he endured the devastating emotional upheaval the loss of … Continue reading The Dark Night of the Soul: A Brief Exegetical Examination of Job 28
A primary consideration when thinking about ecclesiology is to understand that one is speaking about a group of people that are relationally and functionally different from those of the world. Therefore, from a most basic standpoint the world can be divided into two distinct groups: the church, and the not-church.[i] This distinction, along with discussions … Continue reading Doctrine of Ecclesiology
Soteriology, from a component point of view, is large and complex. Jesus in the Great Commission expressed that the process of our salvation is encompassed in the making of disciples, baptizing them, and then teaching them all that has been commanded (Matt. 28:18-20). These component parts have been expanded and contemplated to such an extent … Continue reading Doctrine of Soteriology
How a person interprets a given document is of great importance since different documents have specific interpretative rules to which it is subject. Poetry has a different structure, writing rules, and interpretative rules than Historical documents. The same can also be applied to the Scriptures when one deals with Prophecy as opposed to Apocalyptic writings. … Continue reading Shhhh!
Do you remember the movie Soylent Green? A futuristic society where government nutritional supplements were distributed to the masses in tiles of different colors. Tuesday is Soylent Green day. The movie dealt with several social issues: poverty, population overcrowding, crime, and environmental depletion just to name a few; yet, another issue that rears its ugly … Continue reading A Good Death?