Etymology tells us theology just means “the study of God.” But defining theology has not always been so simple. Giving a definition of the term according to etymological considerations alone leaves questions open such as, “Does theology only have to do with the study of an object?” “Is theology distinctly Christian?” “Can any religion have a … Continue reading What is Theology?
“I like it simple.” That’s what one of my friends once told me. I get the feeling he’s not the only one who likes his theology “simple.” This is the general milieu in “theological America.” Buffet theology, we may call it, wins the day because it takes less time, less energy, less commitment, and the … Continue reading Duh, Theology Is Hard!
“Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” –– Daniel 3:25 –– Christ’s Incarnational Experience For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been … Continue reading Christ in the Fire
There I went marchin’ off to seminary. New wife in tow and big plans ahead. Little did I know, the most important things I would learn would be outside the classroom and free. I prefer to get my caveat out of the way up front: I think seminary can be a good thing. Men need trained, … Continue reading “Why Didn’t They Tell Me This Before Seminary?!”
In the previous article, I surveyed Bojidar Marinov’s views concerning church membership. In this article, I will examine his views in light of God’s holy Word. At the same time, I will construct a biblical case for obligatory local church membership. Historically, both Baptists and Presbyterians have claimed Scripture as their ultimate authority in all … Continue reading Church Membership: A Treatise (2)
Issue: A group, which appears to be heavily influenced by a man named Bojidar Marinov, has effectively denied the Reformed doctrine of local church membership. This proceeding set of articles is in response to Marinov’s writings (which were in response to Jeff Durbin, pastor of Apologia Church in Phoenix, AZ), and general discussion on the … Continue reading Church Membership: A Treatise (1)