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This page started through the sponsorship of the Pildera 2 Southern Baptist Church Young Professionals Ministry in 2020. Today, this site continues to offer various theological articles, academic blogs, book reviews, sermons, bible study lessons, and more.

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[Chapter Review] Old Princeton Theology and Orthodox Calvinism

Livingston, James C. “Movements of Recover and Conservation: The Princeton Theology.” In Modern Christian Thought: The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century, 1:299-326. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006. James Livingston’s goal in this chapter is to present a counterforce against the Second Great Awakening in the United States of America. Though it is in…

[Chapter Review] George W. F. Hegel and Speculative Idealism

Livingston, James C. “Christianity and Speculative Idealism.” In Modern Christian Thought: The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century, 1:116-141. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006. James C. Livingston is a specialist in Enlightenment Christianity, specifically the 19th century. Livingston served at the College of William & Mary from 1968 until his retirement in 1998. At…

[Book Review] On Religion by Friedrich Schleiermacher

Schleiermacher, Friedrich. On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers. 1996; repr., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 130 pp. $47.99 <PDF Download> Any theology student cannot miss the name of Friedrich Schleiermacher, may it be coming from the sides of conservatism, liberalism, or anything in between. Schleiermacher is known as the father of modern theology or…

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Recent Published Writings of JP Arceno

“Utopian Virtual Reality in Ready Player One: Responding with Real Hope and the Christian Teleos,” in Film, Philosophy and Religion ed. William Anderson (Wilmington, Delaware: Vernon Press, August 2021), 69-88; [$91]. Abstract: This chapter provides a synopsis of virtual reality and attempts to understand the virtual world in Ready Player One (RPO) called OASIS (Ontologically…

Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2021

The Year 2021 was a transitional year for me; from seminary academic setting to pastoral ministry. After finishing ThM in Dec 2020, I was called by God to become an Interim Pastor of UCBC in New Jersey. Thus, my reading time was limited compared to 2020. In 2020, I was able to read 90 books;…

Top 10 Books I Had Read in 2020

The year 2020 had been a reading year for me. I have read a total of 90 books plus various journal articles, primary sources, and chapter titles. My short reviews are mostly posted on Goodreads.com. I listed below my top 10 books that I have loved the most, given an opportunity, will love to read…

Virtual Preaching: A Digital Theology

When the world experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, the church transitioned immediately to digital networks, virtual spaces, and hybrid or phygital (Physical + Digital) experience. Most of the churches accepted and practiced Facebook Live, YouTube streaming, and Zoom meetings as an alternative for meeting regularly especially for preaching purposes. This article explores the history of virtual…

Christians in a Post-Truth Digital Age

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH” (emphasis mine).John 1:14 (NIV) Filipino theologian Anthony Dela Fuente, aka Dr. Bong (2022), noted that Christians ought to be truth-tellers in the…

Biography of Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)

Richard Sibbes was born in Tostock, Suffolk, four miles from Bury St. Edmunds, in 1577.[1] He is the eldest son of Paul Sibbes and Joane. His father was a wheelwright who hoped Sibbes would be in the same field of occupation. Instead of following the footsteps of his father, young Sibbes, out of love for…

A Biography of Charles Simeon (1759–1836)

Charles Simeon, the youngest son of Richard and Elizabeth Hutton, was born on September 24, 1759, in Reading, Berkshire.[1] Simeon’s father was a practicing attorney, while his mother, however, died soon after his birth. Simeon studied with his brothers, John and Edward, at Eton, who later became prominent in their fields respectively in the legal…

“It is good to read the lives of holy men; and the more holy they have been the better… Read the lives of good men—the lives of such men as God has distinguished for gifts, and graces, and usefulness.”

— Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)

A Biographical Sketch of John Calvin (1509-1564)

John Calvin was born in Noyon, France on July 10, 1509. His parents were Gerard Cauvin and Jeanne. Gerard remarried after Calvin’s mother died. Still, young Calvin experienced and felt genuine motherly love from his stepmother. When Calvin was twelve years old, he got a benefice from the bishop of Noyon where his father works…

A Biography of Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

Richard Baxter was born on November 12, 1615, in Rowton, Shropshire, England.[1] His parents were Richard and Beatrice. Baxter’s life as a kid was not that decent. His basic education was a disappointment; he had four different schoolmasters who were oblivious, two of whom were immoral.[2] Still, Baxter’s spirituality was not left out. Richard, his…

A Biographical Sketch of Thomas Manton (1620-1677)

Thomas Manton was born in 1620 at Lydeard St. Lawrence, Somerset.[1] Manton spent most of his life in Oxford for his studies and London for ministry. Many remembered Manton as “the king of preachers” during his lifetime. Even the prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon (d. 1892) commended Manton’s sermons on Psalm 199; he said, “There…

Church Producing Churches

During the Apostolic days, New Testament churches result either in producing another church or supporting missionaries to plant another church. This principle was evident in apostle Paul’s missionary journeys. Paul instructed Titus to remind the Cretan churches to support their Gospel-proclaimers (missionaries) and make sure that they lack nothing (3:12-15). Biblically, a church planter ought…

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