Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt:  Exodus Theology Considering the fact that the Old Testament makes up 66% of the Bible, it is interesting that few Christians spend a significant amount of time in contact with it.  This is likely to due to one or more of the following misconceptions about the Old Testament: It is primarily historical […]

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Christian Mysticism

Introduction and Scope It is no secret that the modern worldview, rooted in empiricism, foundationalism, and Cartesian anxiety, is giving way to a worldview shaped by postmodern philosophy in the 21st century.  Interestingly, postmodernity shares many points of affinity with the pre-modern worldview, not the least of which being a keen interest in mysticism, a […]

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Theophany and Covenant: Exodus 19:1 – 20:21

Introduction and Scope The purpose of this paper is to offer an interpretation of Exodus 19 – 20:21 based on the relevant historical, sociocultural, and grammatical contexts.  This passage has been selected because it serves as a pivotal passage in the cannon and as the climactic event in the narrative of the people of God […]

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Looking Out for Number One

Phil 2:19-30 I love this letter.  It is so filled with hope and joy.  When you read it, joy just oozes out of it.  But it is also filled with paradox.  What’s so paradoxical about the letter in general, is that Paul is writing it from prison and at the present moment, he doesn’t know […]

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Two Men at Prayer

I was talking with someone last week who expressed concern that when people share their testimonies there are people in the congregation who think something like, “Isn’t it nice that God saved that person from such dreadful circumstances.  I am so glad that I have never done those things.”  I think this is a very […]

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Ezekiel 37: An Interpretation

Introduction The purpose of this paper is to offer an interpretation of Ezekiel 37 based on the relevant historical, sociocultural, and grammatical contexts. Unless otherwise noted, all quotations of Scripture are taken from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Holy Bible. Historical Context Ezekiel was born in a time where a major shift in […]

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Vengeance is Mine

Justice is Served You would have had to be living under a rock not to notice that the death of Osama Bin Laden was announced last week.  There was an amazing amount of drama and speculation in the moments leading up to the announcement.  I have to honestly say that as the news broke, my […]

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Views of the Millennium: Sine Quibus Non

Introduction and Scope The purpose of this paper is to explore the four major millennial views of amillennialism, postmillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, and historic premillennialism and to determine which of these is best supported by Scripture. Space constraints will not allow us to explore the finer nuances of each position so I will present a brief […]

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