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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