Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

Christopher J. H. Wright has produced in Old Testament Ethics for the People of God a work that helps the Christian gain a better understanding of the Old Testament (OT) by addressing the OT from the influencing factors of theology, sociology, and economics. By using these three parameters as the matrix, Wright skillfully examines many … Continue reading Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Then and Now

From the very beginning of the Church, the gifts of the Holy Spirit were a remarkable and wondrous occurrence. Even as the Apostles were endowed with a miraculous measure of the Spirit in the form of tongues, healings, prophecy, miracles, and inspiration; the early Christians were also given individual gifts that seemed to follow along … Continue reading The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Then and Now

Doctrine of Ecclesiology

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

Toward an Exegetical Theology

            The full name of this work, written by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. and published by Baker House Books in 1981, is Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching. The work is designed to examine what the author sees as the inadequate academic preparation of preachers to draw significant meaning from the … Continue reading Toward an Exegetical Theology