[Book Review] On Christian Teaching by Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine. On Christian Teaching. Translated by R.P.H. Green. NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. 208 pp. $12.98 [Paperback] <PDF Download> The entire premise of On Christian Teaching is how to interpret the scripture. Augustine further states two essential things in biblical hermeneutics: “the process of discovering what we need to learn, and the process ofContinue reading “[Book Review] On Christian Teaching by Saint Augustine”

[Book Review] On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius

St. Gregory of Nazianzus. On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius. NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2022. 144 pp. $18 [Kindle] <PDF Download> The general content of this compilation of Gregory’s five orations and two letters defends the consubstantiality of the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. During lateContinue reading “[Book Review] On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius”

King David’s 7 Principles of Giving

The context is King David praising God through giving during the initial phase of building the temple. His heart was full of joy that giving was a natural overflow for God’s future kingdom. When it comes to giving to the church, I think the challenge is not how much we can give but how weContinue reading “King David’s 7 Principles of Giving”

The Love of God in Christ

Unexpressed love or hiding your feelings towards someone tends to become a frustration or a future regret. But our God is not like that. He has chosen to reveal and demonstrate his love to his children. As written in Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were stillContinue reading “The Love of God in Christ”

Rev. Dr. Henry P. Silbor, a Great Commission Pastor

HENRY PALMEJAR SILBOR (1938-2010) was known as “a man of God worth emulating” pastor by his contemporaries and students. Silbor’s prominence was captivating throughout the archipelago of the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Silbor’s life is an exemplary depiction of a Filipino Southern Baptist pastor, hence a good source of what it was, or howContinue reading “Rev. Dr. Henry P. Silbor, a Great Commission Pastor”

Church Hybridity

Church Online is different from Online Church. The former is a transition of medium from on-site services to digital platforms while keeping the essence of the on-site programs. One example is broadcasting the live stream of a church service (prayer, praise and worship singing, sermon preaching, giving, etc) on YouTube, Facebook Live, or via Zoom.Continue reading “Church Hybridity”

Holiness, Jesus’ sinlessness

Holiness, again, is a term we will be hearing in the next few weeks because of the upcoming Holy Week season. However, in this short post, our aim as Christians is to understand the word ‘holiness’ from a Christ-centered perspective. Christ is holy and is sinless. In theological terms, the sinlessness of Christ is referredContinue reading “Holiness, Jesus’ sinlessness”

God is for “Change”

There is only much change that a person can handle. That is true. But sometimes we resist change since we are already comfortable with what we have, where we are, and how we are doing. Despite this comfort, many times in the Bible, God shakes this comfort zone to change someone according to what HeContinue reading “God is for “Change””

Nexus Generation for Christ

This Digital Era is the generation that is most connected than ever before. The term ‘nexus’ means a central point of network or link; can be further explained as a series of connections. Through digital technology, today’s generation has the capability to be connected to one another 24/7. But how can we communicate the gospelContinue reading “Nexus Generation for Christ”