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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Top Ten Books of 2018

The end of 2018 is approaching and marks the beginning of a new reading calendar. In this post, I would like to highlight some of the most stimulating, challenging and thought-provoking books I’ve read this year. These books are a combination of theological, practical, social and devotional reads that have truly left an impression and…

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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 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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