A Brief Evaluation of Eastern Orthodox Theology

A Brief Evaluation of Eastern Orthodox Theology

Fred Moritz1 A study of Orthodox Theology is important in our day for at least two reasons. First, in recent years several western Protestant theologians have left their communions and become Orthodox. Second, the Emergent movement shows an attraction to elements of Orthodoxy. The Orthodox churches represent a specific tradition in theology. The Eastern Orthodox [Continue Reading...]

A Christian Looks at Law

A Christian Looks at Law

Michael D. Dean, LLC 1 The various disciplines of theology, psychology, economics, jurisprudence, and so on, have been compartmentalized because modern thinkers have generally jettisoned the historic theological or philosophical assumptions of most western cultures. At a minimum, those cultures at least nominally acceded to a superintending personality (or personalities) and thus concluded personality’s attendant [Continue Reading...]

The Image of God in the Developmentally Disabled

The Image of God in the Developmentally Disabled

David M. Anderson, Jr. 1 The current culture of America is pushing for toleration of all kinds. On the religious scene, pluralism has become the accepted norm. In the classroom, absolutism is a forgotten bygone. Ethically, many believers are being coerced into accepting propositions which do not fit with their biblical understanding. Sadly, this toleration [Continue Reading...]

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

David Beale, Historical Theology In-Depth: Themes and Contexts of Doctrinal Development since the First Century, 2 volumes (Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 2013). 532 pages; 516 pages. Reviewed by David Saxon. During his several decades of teaching church history and theology at Bob Jones University, Dr. Beale became known for painstakingly accurate scholarship, a [Continue Reading...]

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

John Dyer. From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011. 192 pp. Reviewed by Mark Zockoll. John Dyer’s vocation, Director of Web Development for Dallas Theological Seminary, combines his dual passions of “teaching the Bible” and “computer programming” (14); it also renders him capable of writing [Continue Reading...]

An Exposition of Jacob’s Experience at Jabbok: Genesis 32:22–32

An Exposition of Jacob’s Experience at Jabbok: Genesis 32:22–32

Paul Vawter [1] Is it possible for man to obtain God’s blessing through strictly human efforts? Does there come a time in each believer’s life when he is forced to lean completely on God and cling to him in helplessness and so receive the blessing that God desires to give him? Often believers are tempted [Continue Reading...]

Dispensationalism: A Basis for Ecclesiastical Separation

Dispensationalism: A Basis for Ecclesiastical Separation

Larry R. Oats [1] There is a crisis in Baptist life today which cannot be resolved by bigger budgets, better programs, or more sophis­ticated systems of data processing and mass communication. It is a crisis of identity rooted in a fundamental theologi­cal failure of nerve. The two major diseases of the contem­porary church are spiritual [Continue Reading...]

Kingdoms in Conflict: Examining the Use of “Kingdom of Heaven” in Matthew

Kingdoms in Conflict: Examining the Use of  “Kingdom of Heaven” in Matthew

Tim Miller [1] Matthew is the only New Testament author to use the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven.” While the other gospels frequently reference the Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven is uniquely Matthean. His extensive use of this phrase (thirty-two times) invites the question, What does Matthew mean by this Kingdom of Heaven? Two main [Continue Reading...]