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Conspectus

Volume 16

September 2013

Adultery, Divorce, and Eldership

Author: Kevin G Smith
This article applies the methodology of Integrated Theology (Smith 2013) to attempt to answer this question: ‘Can a man who has committed adultery and thus caused the failure of his marriage later serve as an elder, meeting the biblical requirements for eldership?’

Review of Waldron, The End Times Made Simple

Author: Noel Woodbridge
Solid Ground Books (2013) provides the following information about the author of the book, Samuel Waldron: Dr. Sam Waldron serves as the Professor of Systematic Theology at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies. This is an institution dedicated to the training of God’s servants for both the vocational pastorate and effective service to the Lord Christ in other vocations.

Strive for Peace and Holiness

Author: Annang Asumang
Interpreters approach the problems generated by the exhortation in Hebrews 12:14–17, that believers should strive for peace and holiness, and avoid the apostasy of Esau, in a variety of ways but with limited success. At issue are: the structural relationship between the pericope and its surrounding passages, the identity of the μετα παντων of Hebrews 12:14a, the conceptual links between its clauses, and the literary role of Esau.

The Prophetic Witness of Amos and its Relevance

Author: Noel Woodbridge, Willem Semmelink
The purpose of this article is to show that the prophetic witness of Amos is relevant for today’s church in African countries for promoting social justice, because of the growing corruption in African societies, especially in democratic South Africa.