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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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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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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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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Book Review: Rachel’s Cry

In the book, Rachel’s Cry, Kathleen Billman along with Daniel Migliore examine the lamented prayers as heard through the voice of Rachel’s inconsolable grief due to her children being taken away or put to death according to the prophet Jeremiah (Jer.31:15). The book takes the approach of rediscovering these prayers from a historical, experiential and…

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The Costliness of Grace

In Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, The Cost of Discipleship, he seeks to infuse the biblical concept of grace as a dichotomy between cheap and costly that becomes the fundamental anthesis of the Christians life. Born in Breslau to a family of professionals, Dietrich Bonhoeffer would begin his theological journey at the age of 13, deciding to choose…

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Proverbs 3:1-20 “True Wisdom for Living”

  The prologue to the book of Proverbs consists of 12 poems that address a father to the son and is followed by woman who is a personification of wisdom. The Lord has decreed promises in which the son is obligated to hold and is given instructions to live accordingly. This admonition from the father…

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The Testing of the Son of God

The Gospel of Matthew along with the additional synoptic writers record the experience of Christ in the wilderness and his confrontation with the devil. This follows from his baptism and leads into the beginning of his public ministry. Here we see a three-point dialogical story between Jesus and the devil that takes place under the…

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