The writer, himself an American Evangelical, is discussing, in three articles, areas in which American Evangelicals disagree about how God the Son relates to God the Father and the meaning and effects of the true humanity and the true deity in Christ. Each position will be defined and exemplified. The rationale offered by proponents of each major position is provided. Evaluations are made.
The Challenge of African Christian Morality
To recover our moral sanity, there is an urgent need to retrieve and restore some positive moral foundations and beliefs which were the moral fibre of the society. These moral foundations and beliefs, transformed through serious interaction with the Word of God and inculturated into African Christianity, will save and strengthen the moral stance of the church
The Faith Journey of Paul
This journal article examines the faith journey of Paul, specifically as it is delineated in Philippians 3:1-14. Verses 1-6 reveal that in the past, before he put his faith in Christ, Paul trusted in his human attainments. According to verses 7-11, after Paul encountered the risen Lord on the road to Damascus, the apostle made growing in the knowledge of Christ the central focus of his existence in the here-and-now.
The Lord’s Prayer: A Hebrew Reconstruction
The purpose of this article is to show that a Hebrew reconstruction of the Lord’s Prayer can be gained quite easily using idioms found in other Jewish prayers found to this day in the Authorised Daily Prayer Book used in modern synagogues. Such a Hebrew reconstruction also helps to shed light on the meaning of some of the Greek phrases we find in the biblical version of the Lord’s Prayer.
The Role of the Pastor’s Wife
The purpose of this article is to identify biblical pillars and parameters for establishing the role of a pastor’s wife in a local church. The thesis of the article is that the Scriptures do not in any way define or prescribe the role of the pastor’s wife, so we must infer the framework for her ministry as the pastor’s wife from what the Scriptures teach about her identify, role, and purpose as a woman, a wife, and a believer.
Vehicles of Divine Mystery
Recent applications of social identity theories in Pauline studies have highlighted the importance of considering Paul’s self-understanding as a window through which to interpret his letters. Though this insight has proved fruitful with regard to Paul’s earlier letters, its application in the later prison letters has been inconsistent.