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, “ThereContinue reading “A Biographical Sketch of Thomas Manton (1620-1677)”

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 readContinue reading “Top 10 Books I Had Read in 2020”

Henry Silbor: “Beyond Death”

The reality of death encounters a person commonly when someone experiences losing a loved one. Is there an afterlife? What is next after death? For a child who lost his mother, “Will I ever see my mother again?”[1] Indeed, as human beings, we grieve. But “men of faith” believe that this is not the endContinue reading “Henry Silbor: “Beyond Death””

Biblical Reflection: Christ and Life

Leroy Seat, in his blog, quoted Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw on their views about life. Macbeth, a realist, pessimistically exclaimed, “Out, out, brief candle!Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then is heard no more: it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of soundContinue reading “Biblical Reflection: Christ and Life”

Sermons

For more Sermon Manuscripts visit UCBC Website, for live video records, UCBC Facebook. Bible Church International (July 26, 2020) in New Jersey Union Community Bible Church (January 3, 2021), NJ Union Community Bible Church (November 8, 2020) in NJ Pildera 2 SBC, Pasay and Faith in Christ Fellowship, Baguio (April 11, 2020) in the PhilippinesContinue reading “Sermons”

Ephesians Book Study

This bible study is a reading of Paul’s epistle for the churches in Ephesus in a descriptive and reflective approach. In some sense, a partial thematic approach will be presented depending on its essence in the passage. I was thinking about church young professionals, youth, and young adults as my audience. Please read the passageContinue reading “Ephesians Book Study”

[Book Review] Evangelicals and Catholics Together (2015)

George, Timothy, and Thomas G. Guarino. ed. Evangelicals and Catholics Together at Twenty: Vital Statements on Contested Topics. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015. Evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics have their long history of conflicts. Both groups view each other as a rival on the expansion of the kingdom of God. These conflicts can beContinue reading “[Book Review] Evangelicals and Catholics Together (2015)”

A Theological Reflection on John Roa’s Songs and His AMGO Album

This page does not intend to critic John Roa’s songs nor give insights about it. Interpretations are taken contextually and purely for theological reflection.** “No man is an island,” John Donne penned as he meditated about life. This is true in our reality and even in the Scriptures. As I ponder about this statement ofContinue reading “A Theological Reflection on John Roa’s Songs and His AMGO Album”

A Theological Reflection on Park Min Young’s “Her Private Life”

This page does not intend to critic the movie nor give insights about it. This is purely theological reflection of a “fanboy.“ *Spoiler warning* Synopsis of the movie: Park Min Young, as Sung Deok Mi, is a curator in an Art Gallery Museum and secretly a successful fangirl of famous Korean popstar, Cha Shi An.Continue reading “A Theological Reflection on Park Min Young’s “Her Private Life””

Lesson 2: Divine Revelation

by John Paul Arceno | April 4, 2020 Since God revealed Himself, then the possibility to know Him is now open for humanity. Take note that it was God who initiated this revelation of Himself. Throughout history, God’s presence was felt. He works actively in our history. He is not just a Creator of theContinue reading “Lesson 2: Divine Revelation”