I recently had to summarize my approach to education for a class; here is the paper that resulted. Using Jeff Greenman's nine components of learning as the structural framework, I develop in this paper my own philosophy of education, employing a hypothetical school of ministry located in Vancouver to elucidate it in a concrete setting. Two … Continue reading To Love God with All One’s Heart Soul and Strength: a Christian Philosophy of Education
I recently posted another one of my papers on Academia.edu: For some , Josh 10 and similar accounts present an immense ethical dilemma--how can God commission and participate in such a slaughter? Yet, our answer to such a dilemma presupposes that we understand the texts that raise it; have we? Many argue we have not, … Continue reading Not a Single Survivor: an Exegetical Investigation into the So-Called Hyperbolic Victory Accounts of Joshua 10:28-43
I recently posted another one of my papers on Academia.edu. In this paper, the author looks at Jeremiah 34:17-22 in its literary context to better understand the passage and why the author of Jeremiah has put it in its present place. Particular attention is paid to the maledictory oath in 34:18-19. You can download or … Continue reading I WILL MAKE THEM LIKE THE CALF: An Examination of Jeremiah 34:17-22 in its Literary Context (Academia.edu)
In his Interpreting the Prophetic Word, VanGemeren has undertaken a hefty venture: he seeks to provide both the tools needed to interpret prophetic literature in the Bible and a sweeping overview of each prophetic book. His approach is generally Reformed in its emphasis on the centrality of covenant in the unfolding of redemptive history and … Continue reading Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren
This snippet, taken from a section of my forthcoming commentary on Habakkuk, reflects upon the theological significance of Hab. 1:5-6b for our present circumstances. https://www.academia.edu/27627059/Snippet_from_Habakkuk_Commentary_Notes_on_Hab_1_5-6b
In this paper, it is argued that Paul teaches imputed righteousness in Romans and that this doctrine has its roots in the Biblical storyline invoked by Paul in the introduction of the letter. Genesis 15:6 is discussed as the primary Old Testament text that anticipates imputation, but Habakkuk 2:4 is referenced as an essential step … Continue reading Towards a Biblical Theology of Imputation: a Consideration of an Old Testament Root for Christ’s Imputed Righteousness in Romans
In this paper, the relationship between Habakkuk and its greater context as part of the Book of the Twelve is considered in brief. Different positions are not interacted with at length, but a few arguments in favour are offered, as are a few words against the opposition. Lastly, brief insights this context provides for our … Continue reading A Consideration of Habakkuk as Part of the Book of the Twelve
“She killed 38 old people because she found them annoying.” While on the bus, interspersed between minutes of gossip about who was taking whom to the prom, I overheard these words that broke my heart. Sure enough, looking at the news, I read a story about an Italian nurse who was being investigated for the … Continue reading Atrocities and Depravity: Heartbroken and Shocked…?