Monthly Archives: October 2010

It’s Pastor appreciation month.

Apparently its Pastor appreciation month. I don’t know who, or which organisation chooses the topics and promotes the theme of appreciation, but it seems there is one that does so… In light of this theme I thought I would reflect … Continue reading

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Some radical thoughts about the Atonement….

I have thought about the Atonement for a while. There are a few theories and most of them have Biblical support. I was thinking of the parallel of Christ’s death in regards to the Jewish passover and their sacrificial cultish practices. What I questioned … Continue reading

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Deciphering Luke and Paul’s soteriology and the role of the Spirit.

One of the problems I think students of the NT faces; is in regards to understanding or deciphering what appears to be the differences in regards to the working of the Spirit in  soteriological (doctrine of salvation) issues, is in trying to … Continue reading

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What Nehemiah learnt from Isaiah….

In working through my Micah assignment today; I reflected on both Isaiah and Nehemiah. I was thinking about how each prophet knew the writings of the previous prophets in detail, hence my title. Most people think of the OT prophet … Continue reading

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God is love

It appears that there is a transitional journey from the beginning of creation to the now where the Apostles discovered that God is love. Barth is right to say that the essence of God is love and that our theology of God … Continue reading

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Psa 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psa 37:4  Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. I often hear this verse spoken in regards to what ever we want, if we seek God first, it shall be ours. And … Continue reading

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A Question of Existence.

Over on the Near Emmaus blog, Brian is asking some questions about “Existence” I made the comment, I am being really cheeky here. But a question for the Calvinist… or not. How do you /we / I know that what … Continue reading

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Karl Barth: A Bold Innovator

This is the 3rd continuation of my engagement of Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology convergences and divergences. This chapter is written by Sung Wook Chung, titled A Bold Innovator: Barth on God and Election. He writes about how reformed evangelicals have … Continue reading

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Need help regarding the verse structure within Micah 6:1-8

There is an interesting verse structure within Micah 6:1-8 where each verse comprises of three units of thought. 1.) Arise, plead , hear 2.) Repeats verse 1 3.) What have I done, how have I, answer me 4.) Brought you … Continue reading

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Barth on Biblical Authority and Interpretation.

This is the second instalment of my reading Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology convergences and divergences. I’m reading the second contributing author Kevin J Vanhoozer who writes on A Person of the Book? Barth on Biblical Authority and Interpretation For Barth, the … Continue reading

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