Synoptic Problem

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

Key terms in Romans

5. Define the terms righteousness, faith, and justification as used by Paul in Romans. Using these definitions, explain how Paul presents the gospel in Romans. How are humans trapped in a hopeless predicament? How has God acted to rescue people from the power of sin and death? Righteousness – In Romans, righteousness is actually dependent on … More Key terms in Romans

Gifts of the Spirit

I think that Enns section on the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” has some value but is ultimately lacking because of his conclusion that any spiritual gifts ceased after the time of the Apostles and are no longer in use today. This conclusion tends to stifle the working of the Holy Spirit, and actually tends … More Gifts of the Spirit

What is Missions?

In the first chapter of Introducing World Missions, Scott Moreau breaks down the work of Missions into two categories. The difference is broken into two categories which Moreau defines as Missions and Mission. Moreau takes the position from the International Missionary Council  that “missions has been relegated to the specific work of the church and agencies … More What is Missions?