This Present Darkness: A Reflection On The Futility of Culture War Rhetoric

There is a lot of talk in Evangelical Christian circles about “being at war with American culture,” about how Christians need to flex their political muscle to “make America a Christian nation again.”  Much of this rhetoric is couched in the language of warfare and positions the church over against the indigenous culture in which […]

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Unfailing Love – Isaiah 54:4-10

What is the first human relationship recorded in the Bible?  The marriage relationship between Adam and Eve.  The first thing God created after He created the first two people was the institution of marriage.  The first wedding occurs in Genesis chapter 2 and the last wedding (between Christ and the church) occurs all the way […]

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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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Deuteronomy and the Literature of the Ancient Near East

Thesis and Scope A central concern of exegetical pursuits is to discover the historical and cultural Sitz im Leben of the biblical text in order to properly interpret Scripture.  The field of comparative studies of the cultures of the ancient Near East is critical to understanding the historical-cultural and socio-political context from which the Scriptures […]

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