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DVD Review: The Mission

The movie, The Mission, is based on the historical events of an 18th century Jesuit mission.  The film portrays the importance that missions had among the Roman Catholic Church, and the urgency there was to spread the Gospel.  The film also displays something that has been all too common throughout history, and that is the … Continue reading DVD Review: The Mission

On Baptist Origins

In his work The Baptist Heritage, H. Leon McBeth lists the outgrowth of English separatism, influence of biblical Anabaptists, continuation of biblical teaching throughout the age, and organized Baptist churches throughout the ages as the four views of Baptist origin [1].  These four origins will be briefly summarized.   In the separatism there were groups … Continue reading On Baptist Origins

Book Review- New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures…Volume 1.

This book review is different than some I have done recently.  There are many reasons for this, but the main reason is this volume consists of a collection apocryphal literature.  This volume consists of thirty works, many of which are not very well known.  The book is edited by scholars Tony Burke and Brent Landau … Continue reading Book Review- New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures…Volume 1.

Where is God? A Brief Glimpse at Atheism

Atheism is a belief that is growing exponentially in our country, and our world, today.  It is a belief that states that there is no God.  In fact atheism “literally means ‘without God’ and can be divided into either strong or weak types[1].”  Those strong types say there is no God and are not open … Continue reading Where is God? A Brief Glimpse at Atheism

Paul and the Ephesians

The letter to the Ephesians is different than those we have studies thus far.  In previous letters,  we have Paul writing to defend his Apostleship and to teach against heresy that was being perpetrated at the time.  Ephesians seems to be more of an outline about the “important practices and doctrines for believers to keep … Continue reading Paul and the Ephesians

Book Review: A Broad Review of Andrew Murray’s Humility

Andrew Murray was  a prolific preacher and writer in the 19th century.  He wrote many books, but his work on prayer change the way I viewed the topic.  His work Humility:  The Beauty of Holiness is no different.  In her book A Broad Review of Andrew Murray's Humility, Fran Rodgers summarizes this pivotal work. Humility … Continue reading Book Review: A Broad Review of Andrew Murray’s Humility

Paul and His Letter to the Philippians

The letter to the Philippians was written while Paul was imprisoned in Rome.  The church at Philippi held a special place in the heart of the Apostle.  In fact, it was the first church that he founded in Europe [1].  Prison carried a stigma and he wanted to ensure the congregation that he was still … Continue reading Paul and His Letter to the Philippians