The Forgotten​ God

The Holy Spirit has been considered to depict a Cinderella story in association with the Father and Son that has a particular anonymity to its person and works. The forgotten God has been deprecated since the early church councils but has come to see a resurgence within the past century, especially in Eastern Orthodoxy and…

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A Nonviolent Love Affair

A research paper I submitted for Christian Ethics that addresses the need for social reform through the means of nonviolence and love. The proposed research paper will set out to accomplish that by the ethical variable of love and through nonviolent tactics can the invisible walls of racial segregation be removed as taught within the…

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A Textual Analysis on Christus Victor by Gustaf Aulén

  The doctrine of the atonement can be divided into three main motifs or schools of thought in which Gustaf Aulen in his book Christus Victor, articulates each model in comparison to its historical roots and theological understanding. The ideas that are presented in each account are viewed with a fine ontological lens that evaluates…

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Paradoxical Standing In The Peace Of God Romans 5:1-11

  The peace of God is rooted in both testaments with an express idea of being whole, complete, calm, having a relationship of goodwill between God and humans. In this peace, we can stand in relationship to God, knowing that He has bestowed on us the grace which is revealed by faith and accepted by…

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An Interview With A Monastic Priest

As part of a fieldwork assignment for my present masters class, I’m required to visit an intentional community or monastery and learn about how the people who live in the community/monastery engage the practices of listening, guidance, discernment, simplicity, stewardship, rhythms of rest, and honoring the body. Upon contemplating the where, how and who to…

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Should Christians Speak In Tongues?

The phenomenon of speaking in tongues is quite unique to this new covenant age and has been colored by certain Christian circles as inexistent today. This spiritual gift considered by some to have ceased during the closing of the canon of Scripture seems to still be in operation today but is it a genuine language (glossa) or…

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A Tale Of Two Churches: A Comparison Of The Charismatic & Conservative Faiths

Before I proceed, a disclaimer is in order as not to reveal the denominational affiliation or particular assembly during my visitation. This blog is written with an unbiased theological perspective and in no way intended to impute division, biblical disputes or any cause for concern but to stimulate healthy conversation as seen through the eyes…

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A Christian Mans Response to the Film: The Heart of Man

As I sat in my reclined theater seat with a tub of popcorn in one hand and some refreshments in the other, the long-awaited film, The Heart of Man would finally be featured. This was a one-time showing and was only playing in selected theaters, so I expected a large turnout. To my surprise, the…

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And The Waters Receded…

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained, and the waters…

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The Other Gospel

For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. 2 Corinthians 11:4 In the midst of all the commotion, Biblical…

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Reflections On My 40 Day Fast

In my deliberate attempt to draw closer to God, I’ve come to learn a few crucial elements during my recent 40 days of fasting. But why 40 days you may ask? Not only was I inquiring this very question because of my love for food but of the biblical significance found in a lengthy fast. A…

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The Beauty of Brokenness

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;     a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:17 The beauty found in brokenness is said to be like an egg, you can’t use it unless it’s broken. During my faith walk, exercising the spiritual disciplines of my soul, searching for biblical truth,…

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