Category Archives: Theology

How to Deal with Emergianity (Pt.1)

What is “Emergianity”? Before we can know how to deal with Emergianity, we need to define Emergianity. In a word, Emergianity is what is commonly called “the Emergent Church Movement.” Since the Emergent Church Movement is neither a church nor a Christian movement, at least in any Biblical sense, I feel like I have a moral responsibility to not call… (more…)

The Consumer Driven Church, Part 1

Today, I believe that churches struggle with something that is a product of our American mindset, and it is so deeply ingrained into our culture that we must wage war within the Body to rid the American church of this ailment, namely consumerism. Additionally, I believe that there is a mindset in our churches that church staff members are employed… (more…)

“Paul’s” Pneumatology?

Flesh Versus Spirit: A Brief Study A very brief and superficial reading of the New Testament by otherwise brilliant men in the past has led some to conclude that Paul the apostle constructed certain doctrines fundamental to the Christian faith out of thin air. In particular, these critics claim that Paul’s pneumatology (i.e. “his” theology of the Holy Spirit) is… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 2

Exegesis is not easy work. The men that weekly spend their time trying to honestly bring you the meaning of the Word of God have taken on a hard task.  We are overrun with ‘pastors’ that only know the scripture from the topical point of view.  Some, if not most of them, decry expository preaching as ‘lazy’ and the ‘easy… (more…)

Orthodoxy and Orthropraxy

Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy are important theological terms with an even more important application to how one lives their life. It seems that there is a major disconnect in American Christian culture between these two.  One, Orthodoxy, is what we ought to believe. The other, Orthopraxy, is what we ought to do. Even as I write that statement what I hear… (more…)

Wrath Wins: Using Emergent Hermeneutic Principles

The Emergent hermeneutic is to read everything in scripture through the lens of only one of God’s attributes and that attribute is His love.  Great attribute, and I love the reality of God’s love.  However if you are unbalanced in your approach to scripture, you end up unbalanced in doctrine and you end up thinking eventually everybody is going to… (more…)

Who is Your Shepherd?

If you try to evangelize someone associated with the Watchtower Society (who call themselves “Jehovah’s Witnesses”), you may run into a problem.  Their Bible, the New World Translation, is not the same as your Bible.  Many passages may be the same, but in a number of places, the text has been changed.  Thus, the passages you might typically use to… (more…)

Christians Don’t Exist??? A Commentary on George Elerick

Note: This article was Sent to George prior to it’s posting. George Elerick is a Character. I enjoy his posts on Facebook because, half the time he makes my brain hurt from trying to figure out what in the world he is talking about, the other half of the time I have figured out what he is saying, and I… (more…)

Exegeting Scripture without Learning Greek

One of my many deficiencies that plague me is the lack of knowledge in Koine Greek.  I took 2 semesters of biblical Greek when I was going to seminary, in fact, I took those 2 semesters at the same time.  I never pursued learning the language after that fiasco, and at the time I was so “King James Only” I… (more…)

How should an Apologist respond to the accusation: “Jesus was merely a Magician when it comes to the miracles?”

If Jesus rose from the dead, then it is certainly likely that He could perform miracles like stilling a storm, casting out demons, etc.

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