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 Shelves that were once filled have been replaced by emptiness and scarcity…

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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 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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The Study of Liberation Theology in Latin​ America

The Gospel of liberation, as it can be termed, originated in Latin America during a series of meetings in the 1960’s at the Second Vatican Council that focused on church unity and renewal. It wasn’t until the second Latin American Bishops’ conference held in Medellin, Colombia as a response to poverty and social injustice, that…

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A Meditation on Psalm 103

The one hundred and third psalm is a beautiful evangelical hymn that is personal, abounding in steadfast love that gives thanks for God’s compassion and mercy. The deliverance of Israel, coupled with God not dealing with them according to their sin, gives cause for this praise hymn to repeat the magnificent phrase of countless blessing….

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Calvin’s Doctrine of Predestination

The French theologian John Calvin is commonly associated with the doctrine of predestination especially in his famous treatise, Institutes of the Christian Religion, though admittingly this was not the centerpiece of his theological framework. According to Calvin, it can be summarized as: “Predestination we call the eternal decree of God, by which He has determined…

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The Suffering Servant: An Exposition on Isaiah 52:13-53:12

The fourth Servant Song (52:13-53:12) is poetic in its literary structure, characterized by figurative language, wordplay and rhythm which purpose is to extrapolate an emotional response from its reader. This oracle or prophetic announcement is Yahweh’s intent and power to redeem and restore Israel. The song can be divided into three sections: 52:13-15, the first…

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A Rebuttal Response: Can A Christian Lose Thier Salvation?

First, allow me to preface this rebuttal post with a few concerns on the subject of eternal security. The writer of the blog (Click Here To Read The Blog) mentioned is a personal friend of mine for many years, attended the same theological institute and share the historical cardinal doctrines as put forth in scripture….

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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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