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Kreider, Glenn R. and Michael J. Svigel. A Practical Primer on Theological Method: Table Manners for Discussing God, His Works, and His Ways. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic, 2019. 177 pp. $9.99 [Kindle Edition] <PDF Download> The authors propose an integrative approach to theological method. Precisely, they call it an integrative theological method in theContinue reading “[Book Review] A Practical Primer on Theological Method by Glenn Kreider and Michael Svigel”
Lindbeck, George A. The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age. 25th Anniversary Edition. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. 204 pp. $17.03 [Kindle]. <PDF Download> Postliberal theology is the solution to the shortcomings of both rationalism and romanticism. This statement is the summary thesis of George Lindbeck’s work entitled TheContinue reading “[Book Review] The Nature of Doctrine by George Lindbeck”
Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology: A Proposal. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002. 96 pp. $11.98 [Paperback] <Download PDF> Systematic Theology or Dogmatics, Theological and Historical Studies, Ethics, Hermeneutics, and Homiletics, are fields of studies that have been around since antiquity. How about Biblical Theology (BT)? From this investigation, Brevard Childs traverses his proposal. In thisContinue reading “[Book Review] Biblical Theology by Brevard S. Childs”
Stuart Murray. Biblical Interpretation in the Anabaptist Tradition. Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press, 2000. 277 pp. $23.51 [Paperback] <PDF Download> The book offers the hermeneutical background of Anabaptists according to its author. Stuart Murray Williams contends for the significance of Anabaptist contribution and influence in the Reformation. He has listed six hermeneutical principles of the AnabaptistContinue reading “[Book Review] Hermeneutics in the Anabaptist Tradition”
Anselm of Canterbury. The Major Works. Edited by Brian Davies and Gillian Evans. NY: Oxford University Press, 1998. 544 pp. $14.20 [Paperback] <PDF Download> The author of these works is a great theologian and logician named Anselm of Bec or Canterbury. Born in 1033, yet at a young age, he had a strong desire toContinue reading “[Book Review] The Major Works by Anselm of Canterbury”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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