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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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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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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The Flight to Freedom: The Story of Hagar and The Promise Received.​

The Egyptian handmaid Hagar carry’s a certain stigma about her persona as someone who is fleeing the scene of the first ever recorded biblical instance of domestic strife. Sarai deals harshly with her (Gen. 16:6), constantly nagging, pointing the finger which causes Hagar to feel ostracized and run away. Though Hagar became disrespectful towards Sarai…

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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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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 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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The Elixir Experience

During this weeks course of events, I attended a conference where leaders from all over the country gathered in preparation for church planting. Looking around I sensed the anticipation of my peers to gain some new spiritual wisdom on how to start or grow a church. The room was filled with all types of leaders from young…

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Grace Under Fire

During the mid 90’s there was a television program called Grace Under Fire. Its main character, Brett Butler, was a recovering alcoholic and single mother who divorced her abusive husband of eight years. She’s yearning for a fresh new start in life and doesn’t want her children to make the same mistakes. The series goes on…

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