As a prisoner, while often looked down on, Paul didn’t consider it a hindrance. Verse 13 specifically asks the Ephesians not to lose heart, which we can think of as being upset or losing faith or confidence in, because of what Paul writes about between the two verses. As long as the Ephesians had heard … More Ephesians 3:1-14
In Walton’s Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, he writes, “With no revelation . . . there was no way to know what pleased and what angered . . . This is the plight of those who live in a world without revelation. In the end, for all of their conscientious ritual, they did … More Why is Revelation from God important?
Identify 3 major changes that resulted from the Second Great Awakening and discuss the impact to the United the States. How was this Awakening different from the First Great Awakening? When looking at the Second Great Awakening, Justo Gonzalaz covers three main implications and a few ways it was different than the First … More Implications of the Second Great Awakening
• Offer a definition of the term “apocalypse.” What the traits of an “ apocalypse”? In what ways does Revelation fit these traits? List the four primary approaches to the study of Revelation. Which one do you think offers the best promise for understanding this book? Why? A working definition for the word or term apocalypse … More Introduction to Revelation
Introduction to The Synoptic Problem With the rise of scholarly research regarding the New Testament Canon there has been a general trend toward criticizing and playing down the historical traditions that have been associated with the New Testament. “The adjective ‘synoptic’ has been used since the time of J.J. Griesbach (ca. 1790) to describe the … More Synoptic Problem
Introduction to The Emerging Church Recently, Brian McLaren, a leading theologian in the emerging church, said, “I was a good kid, I believed what I’d been told. And as a pastor, I started having gay people come out to me and what became clearer and clearer to me is that their experience was not explained … More What is the Emerging Church?
1. Discuss the issues regarding the location of the churches to which Paul wrote Galatians. Give your view of whether the region referred to as “ Galatia” represents a Northern or Southern Galatia. Defend your view. Why is the location of the church important? When one looks at the audience to whom Paul intended the book … More Who is Galatians written to?