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Conspectus

Volume 18

September 2014

Diakrinō and Jew-Gentile distinction in Acts 11:12

Author: David B. Woods
A textual analysis of the word diakrinō in Acts 11:12 was undertaken to establish whether the verse contradicts the theory that Jewish and Gentile believers in Jesus remain distinct in a theologically significant manner, as some English translations imply.

Jew-Gentile Distinction in the One New Man of Ephesians 2:15

Author: David B. Woods
This paper explores the meaning of the ‘one new man’ in Ephesians 2:15 with special attention to the question of making distinction between Jews and Gentiles within the ekklēsia.

Opposing Satan, the Counterfeit Word

Author: Dan Lioy
A primary goal of this journal article is to explore how Satan (especially through his minions) strives to undermine the will of the Saviour (particularly through his followers).

The Nature of Christ in the Valentinian Sources from the Nag Hammadi Library

Author: Michael Makidon, Dan Lioy
This article analyses the nature of Christ in the Valentinian Sources from the Nag Hammadi Library and its relationship with the fourth gospel. Both the origin of Christ and the human and spiritual components of the nature of Christ are included.

Una Eclesiología de Cuidado en la Misión Urbana

Author: Angela Durigan
Este proyecto, con visión de misión urbana y el discipulado, se involucró en la misión de cuidar de la vida de otros y siempre que posible, ayudarlos con sus derechos. En el caso de los encarcelados, sus derechos humanos son respetados.

Wealth and Poverty in Luke’s Gospel and Acts in Terms of Brewer’s Analysis

Author: Noel Woodbridge, Willem Semmelink
In recent times, there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the issue of wealth and poverty. The article describes the Lukan theology of wealth and poverty in the Gospel of Luke and Acts in terms of Brewer’s analysis and indicates its implications for today’s Church and the individual Christian.