The Preparation of the Gospel: A Contribution from Eusebius to Christian Theology Part 1

During the transition from paganism to Christianity in the Roman empire, Eusebius of Caesarea became a significant player in controversies at that time. He took part in the debate over the deity of Christ and engaged extensively with pagan philosophies during his life time.  Several of his works survive till modern time, displaying his meticulousContinue reading “The Preparation of the Gospel: A Contribution from Eusebius to Christian Theology Part 1”

Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 2

Book III: The Interpreter’s Approach to Metaphorical Language (Chpts. 1-4) Besides textual issues, the passage may be ambiguous because of incorrect punctuation or pronunciation. To determine which punctuation or pronunciation is correct, the interpreter must consult the rule of faith and the church. But if the passage is still ambiguous, he should consult the contextContinue reading “Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 2”

COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights

The COVID19 pandemic has opened the floodgates on the discussion of governmental control over its people. If you’ve had any contact with people on Facebook, you will quickly realize that conservative proportionate claim that the governments’ lock-down of the US economy is unconstitutional. The local, state, and federal governments do not have the right, accordingContinue reading “COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights”

Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 1

Augustine wrote his book On Christian Doctrine (or better translated: On Christian Instruction) as a manual for a Christian teacher. As such, the English title may be a bit misleading, because it is not about the doctrines of the Christian faith. Rather, it is an overview of hermeneutics and homiletics (to use modern terminology). InContinue reading “Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 1”

Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 3

Royal Authenticity of Christ (NT) It is one thing to claim to be the King, it is another thing to prove it. In the Davidic Covenant There were two criteria for this king laid out (2 Sm 7:13). First, he would come from David’s line: “I will raise up your descendant after you, who willContinue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 3”

Isaiah and His Books

The Jewish tradition is that Hezekiah and his men wrote/compiled Isaiah (Bava Batra 15a; Talmud). We know that Hezekiah compiled some Proverbs (Pro 25:1). We also know that other works, like Jeremiah, seem to compilations/anthologies rather than singly composed piece of literature. Jeremiah, as you know, is ordered radically different in the LXX than inContinue reading “Isaiah and His Books”

Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 2

Royal Appearance of Christ (NT) When we turn to the NT, Jesus appears as the subject matter. He is immediately addressed as king and people are willing to make him one. Jesus himself claimed to be king, although indirectly. Jesus’s Claim to be King Jesus made several claims to be the King of Israel. First,Continue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 2”

Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 1

Christians often treat Jesus as a friend and a brother, as well they should. He is both the “first-born among many brethren” and our friend (Heb 2:10; Jn 15:14-15). Yet, in American society, we have often left Christ on this level only. We often do not think what it means that he is King andContinue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 1”

A Grimm View of Theology

In this podcast, I introduce a short series that I’m doing on how to interpret the Old Testament Law. I’m trying to find a way to interpret the law that is hermetically consistent and historically accurate. Links and Sources Volsunga Saga: https://archive.org/details/volsungasagastor00spariala/page/50 Margaret Barber Crosby, The Making of a German Constitution: A Slow Revolution (NewContinue reading “A Grimm View of Theology”