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 Shelves that were once filled have been replaced by emptiness and scarcity…

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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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Incarnation​ and The Biblical Canon: A Closer look At Athanasius on The Incarnation & His Thirty-Ninth Festal Letter

Incarnation The brilliant and indefatigable St. Athanasius presents the Patristic and Nicene theology on the incarnation in order to expound on its central mystery that embraces all aspects of Christ’s work from creation to recreation. His first treatise on the Incarnation lays out a number of structural elements which focuses on the Gentile nation and…

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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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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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The Art of Asking

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matt. 7:7 The art of asking has been forgotten to the point of neglect and spiritually detached from our soul for its potential in power. We have not because we ask not! For some,…

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Lessons From The Sin Of Achan

Here we find the nation of Israel, who’s led by Joshua, has just seized the city Jericho by God’s miraculous providence. Marching around the city seven times with a shout the walls turned into dust before the Israelites and all the spoils of war that goes along with it. Victory would soon be turned into…

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