Appendix 2 – Christianity and Culture

In this appendix to my paper "To Love God with All One's Heart Soul and Strength," I examine Neibuhr's categories of Christ and Culture, the Cultural Mandate, and various biblical motifs, arguing that Christians are called to be radically different and radically orientated towards each other in order to be an effective witness to the … Continue reading Appendix 2 – Christianity and Culture

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Appendix 1 -The Christian Worldview

In this first appendix of my paper "To Love God with All One's Heart Soul and Strength," I sketch the Christian worldview as best as I understand it. I briefly treat a Biblical view of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. My presentation is highly dependent on the work of John Frame and is very selective, only … Continue reading Appendix 1 -The Christian Worldview

Free to Serve and Walk in the Spirit: How Paul’s Address of Legalism and License Applies to us Today

From Galatia in the 1st century AD to Vancouver BC in the 21st century, the tendrils of Legalism have lingered in the Church and have never been fully eradicated. In response to cultural pressures, the influence of other religions, or bad teaching, segments of the Church have brought themselves back under the law and bound … Continue reading Free to Serve and Walk in the Spirit: How Paul’s Address of Legalism and License Applies to us Today

“First [-the be…

"First [-the believer with a faith and a passion for truth-] must take his stand upon the sure ground [substantia = ὑποστάσει] of God, as holy Jeremiah says , that since he is to hear about that nature [substantia] he may expand his thoughts till they are worthy of the theme, not fixing some arbitrary … Continue reading “First [-the be…

The Comprehensive and Eternal Retributive View of Hell: Chapter 3 – The Systematic Doctrine of Hell

The first step in our theological investigation, our examination of the doctrine of Hell throughout Church History, revealed three major views that have existed in the Church and still exist today: Annihilationism, Universalism, and the Historical view (within which there exists a literal understanding of the fire and other imagery of Hell, or a Metaphorical … Continue reading The Comprehensive and Eternal Retributive View of Hell: Chapter 3 – The Systematic Doctrine of Hell