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?
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?
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
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
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?
While I agree that the Teleological argument does have its drawbacks, it seems to me that you are missing the point of the teleological argument. The concept behind the teleological argument is about the complexity of the universe. Essentially it should boil down to that we if we see a house sitting on a hill, … More Teleological Argument for the existence of God
With the emerging church becoming a major influence in Western thought and the idea of what a Christian is, there is much to discuss in order to see the impact of the emerging church and how to respond to the developments in theology it brings. The other thing to be clear regarding is the difference … More Emerging Church??? Is it Biblical?