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Systematic Theology in the Context of Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology

Many may already be familiar with the differences between these approaches to the study of theology. But for those who are unfamiliar, here is a succinct definition of each. Systematic Theology: The systematizing of Bible doctrines into a logical coherence. For instance, what does the Bible say about the nature of God (theology proper)? What … Continue reading Systematic Theology in the Context of Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology

The Glory of Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King

The three-fold office of Christ (which is from the Greek, meaning Messiah, or "Anointed One") has to do with the work of Christ for the redemption of His people. These are known as the Messianic offices, as these offices are associated with the prophesied and pre-figured Messiah in the Old Testament, which Jesus has fulfilled. … Continue reading The Glory of Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King

Will Unipolarity in the International System Give Way to Multipolarity?: A Brief Consideration

Will unipolarity give way to multipolarity?  To state my answer up front, yes, I believe it will.  The question is, how soon…or how long?  Nations rise and fall; governmental structures and those who make up those governments, to include their policies and personal interests, change.  Sometimes this is for the good, sometimes for the bad.  … Continue reading Will Unipolarity in the International System Give Way to Multipolarity?: A Brief Consideration

Just War in the Christian Tradition: A Literature Review

The origin of the just war tradition is rooted in Augustine (AD 354-430), moves into the medieval period with the Catholic monks Gratian (“the father of canon law”) and Thomas Aquinas, then into the Reformation period with the stalwart reformers, Martin Luther and John Calvin.  Luther was the first major figure in the just war … Continue reading Just War in the Christian Tradition: A Literature Review

Longings of an Exiled Heart in the Days of Disease: Looking at Acts 2:42 from Afar

COVID-19, and the various actions taken in response to it, have resulted in exiles the world over. As Christians, we have been exiled from the joyous devotions of Church life. I do not wish here to address the question of whether or not these measures have been proper, either from a perspective of justice or … Continue reading Longings of an Exiled Heart in the Days of Disease: Looking at Acts 2:42 from Afar

The Trinitarian Nature of Ante-Nicene Writings

The following is a brief selection of the Ante-Nicene (before Nicaea) testimony to this fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith, thus demonstrating that the doctrine of the Trinity is not a later invention of the Church at the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325), as is frequently asserted by various internet apologists.  While the formal articulation … Continue reading The Trinitarian Nature of Ante-Nicene Writings

To Abolish the Family Is To Abolish Society

Sophie Lewis of Open Democracy, a far-left organization, recently posted an article entitled, "The coronavirus crisis shows it's time to abolish the family". After you're done furrowing your brow, wondering why the heck anyone would think the family needs to be abolished, read on. First off, yes, this is a real article and the author … Continue reading To Abolish the Family Is To Abolish Society

The Administrative State & Its Discontents

A paper in fulfillment of The U.S. Presidency, Congress & Bureaucracy at American Public University as part of the Master's in Political Science (Public Policy). Abstract American constitutional government has long been threatened by an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy known as the administrative state.  This paper addresses the historical and ideological roots of the administrative state, … Continue reading The Administrative State & Its Discontents