Review: Four Views on the Apostle Paul.

The Apostle Paul laid the foundation to separate Christianity from Judaism, and established Gentiles are saved by faith without being required to adopt the Jewish way of life. His theology brought strong opposition from Jewish Christians, violent reactions from his Judean countrymen, and even criminal punishment from Roman leaders (Bird 2012, 9).  Even today, Paul’sContinue reading “Review: Four Views on the Apostle Paul.”

Christianity’s Jewish Roots

            Context is key to understanding any message. If the context is not clear, then messages will often be misinterpreted or completely misunderstood. That is why Luke went to great lengths to depict the authentic Jewish roots of the early church recorded in Acts. It was important for Luke to depict the “Jewishness” of theContinue reading “Christianity’s Jewish Roots”

Colossians: Human Philosophy and Social Justice

Colossians was written in A.D. 62 by Paul while he was imprisoned. By this time the gospel had spread from Jerusalem to Syria, Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, and likely Egypt, North Africa, and Persia.[1] The church at Colossae was probably founded by a man named Epaphras who may have been converted by Paul in EphesusContinue reading “Colossians: Human Philosophy and Social Justice”

Most Neglected Resource: God’s Word

Sometimes we get into a spiritual rut. We feel like our walk with Christ has slowed or we find that we have drifted from our relationship. There may be many causes, but I usually find that when I’m feeling this way, that I am not spending enough time in the Bible. I’m not alone inContinue reading “Most Neglected Resource: God’s Word”

Spiritual Development During Seminary

Introduction Being commissioned into God’s work and starting seminary is life changing. It is a journey which, at times, will be exciting and challenging. God uses these positive and negative events to shape us as we walk with Christ. To help you persevere and grow in your personal spiritual development during seminary, it is importantContinue reading “Spiritual Development During Seminary”