“Every Baptist a Missionary” Johann G. Oncken and Disciple-Making in Europe

“Every Baptist a Missionary” Johann G. Oncken and Disciple-Making in Europe

David Saxon1 Disciples of Jesus Christ are acutely conscious of their inability to replicate themselves. It is not a natural process. A miracle is necessary every time another person embraces Christ in repentant faith and sets out on the path of following Christ. Nevertheless, disciples can be supremely confident that sowing seed will result in [Continue Reading…]

School Choice and Intellectual Freedom

School Choice and Intellectual Freedom

Michael Dean1 Education policy is like any other policy. The only question that really matters is, “Who gets the money?” Because whoever has the money will decide where and how children will be educated. “School choice” is the policy that parents—not the state—control the money allotted to educate their children.2 School choice has many justifications. [Continue Reading…]

A Brief Evaluation of Lutheran Theology

A Brief Evaluation of Lutheran Theology

Fred Moritz1 The Reformation was characterized by at least two distinct movements, the Magisterial Reformation and the Radical Reformation. At the outset it is important to understand the nature of the two groups. Magisterial Reformation The Magisterial Reformers are so called because their reform efforts were supported by at least some ruling authorities, or magistrates, [Continue Reading…]

Theological Misinterpretations of the Confessing Church

Theological Misinterpretations of the Confessing Church

Matthew Spurlock1 Before the Third Reich obtained full political power in Germany, there was an effort to unify the Protestant churches, mostly Lutheran, into one church, merged with the ideologies of the Nazi state. Though there was much support from a large portion of Protestants, known as the Deutsche Christen (German Christians), who supported such [Continue Reading…]

5.1 – Book Review

5.1 – Book Review

Rolland McCune, A Systematic Theology of Biblical Christianity (3 vols). Detroit: Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009–2010. 1341 pages. Reviewed by Larry Oats. Rolland McCune was professor of Systematic Theology at the Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in Allen Park, Michigan. He was President of the Seminary for 10 years and Dean of the Faculty for six [Continue Reading…]

A Commentary on Proverbs, Peter Stevenson

A Commentary on Proverbs, Peter Stevenson

  A Commentary on Proverbs.  Steveson, Peter A. Here are some other books on Proverbs that might interest you. The Book Of Proverbs: Chapters 1-15. New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Waltke, Bruce K. The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 15-31. New International Commentary on the Old Testament.  Waltke, Bruce K. Proverbs: A Commentary on [Continue Reading…]

Prophets of Israel, Leon Wood

Prophets of Israel, Leon Wood

  Prophets of Israel. Wood, Leon J. “Introduces prophecy and prophets to undergraduates. Instead of concentrating on the prophetic writings, it focuses on the prophets themselves, both those who recorded their messages and those who did not. The Prophets of Israel has established itself as a reliable introduction to prophecy and prophets in Israel. Students [Continue Reading…]

Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books, Hassell Bullock

Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books, Hassell Bullock

  Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books. Bullock, C. Hassell. “A revision of the book that is already a standard in Old Testament studies. An inspiring look into the breadth and power of Israel’s wisdom and poetry.” -Amazon.com Here is another book that might interest you. A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature. [Continue Reading…]