An Exegetical look into Galatians 5:16-25

The book of Galatians provides the reader with a landscape of Pauline theology that guides the discussion of living according to the way of the Spirit. The Gospel is the central theme that surrounds much of what the apostle is explaining in addressing the social and even racial divisions that have developed in the church…

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Confessions Of A Christian Cop In The Wake Of George Floyd

As I begin to reflect upon the past weeks and the events of May 25, my heart is grieved and spirit heavy with the burden of carrying this shield. For 17 years, I’ve worked in some of the most poverty-stricken and violent neighborhoods across the country, desensitized to the reality of racism even coming from…

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The Pistis Christou Debate

The Pistis Christou debate has been a problematic phrase uttered in Pauline literature among scholars and continues to be the subject of immersing new interpretations. The two main exegetical arguments center on the genitive use of the phrase found in the third chapter of Romans and other epistles (Gal.2:16.20,3:22; Eph.3:12; Phil.3:9). The objective (anthropological) or faith in Christ’s…

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A Interpretative Review of Romans 3:21-31

Paul’s exposition of the Gospel has now reached its rhetorical peak and in some way, the heart of the epistle can be located within these verses that accentuates the saving work of Christ. The apostle has been arguing against any distinction from Jew and Gentile towards God’s judgment and wrath that involves a transition of…

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The Calm Found In The Chaos

“The wasted city is broken down; every house is shut up so that none can enter.” Isa. 24:10 If you are reading this then you are quite aware of the pandemic surrounding COVID-19 and its worldwide effect on the very fabric of our livelihood. Shelves that were once filled have been replaced by emptiness and scarcity…

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Top Ten Books of 2019

This year brought such a rich diversity of books that frankly made it quite difficult to choose just ten. In the end, these books made the cut that highlighted some important areas surrounding many different theological, cultural and contextual issues. Each one provided its own unique attempt at providing the reader with the necessary tools…

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Cultivating a Culture of Honor

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:10 There is a growing concerning that continues to plague our pews and that is the need for developing and cultivating a culture of honor. Honor can be described as a social term in the evaluation of one another which can include…

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The Teleological Argument for God’s Existence

            The teleological argument has historically been one of the most widely cited and popular arguments concerning the existence of God. Also known as the “argument from design,” it states that an intelligent designer must exist since the universe and living things possess marks of a design according to their natural order and pattern. In recent…

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Book Review: The God Delusion

The New York Times bestseller, “The God Delusion” written by English biologist Richard Dawkins has currently over 3 million copies sold and is the literary centerpiece for the New Atheism movement. The sole aim of Dawkins’s exposition is to demonstrate the nonexistence of a transcendent being who’s just a delusion of religious dogmatism that is…

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A Theological Policy Analysis on Immigration

Roughly about 34 million lawful immigrants live within the United States and approximately 1 million unauthorized immigrants currently possess temporary permission to live and work through DACA (Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This proposal, like so many others, have perimeters and guidelines that govern the lawful status of those undocumented. Since the Immigration…

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An Exposition of Psalm 23

One of the most beloved and memorized from the entire Psalter includes the twenty-third psalm from the shepherd boy who becomes king, David. The great Baptist preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called it “the pearl of psalms,” probably for its metaphoric usage and elements of prayer language that can be studied from every line. The motif…

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