Read more: Who Needs Theology?
I recently read the book Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the Study of God by Stanley J. Grenz and Roger E. Olson, and I would like to interact with their thesis, discuss the argument, evaluate its helpfulness and consider how it has impacted the way I think about God and the nature of theology. With […]
Read more: Defining Theology
When it comes to theology and what I will be discussing on this blog, it’s helpful to know how theology is defined. Below are the key theological terms to know at this point: Theology – the study of God, his attributes, and his relationship with man and the universe. Biblical Theology – the discipline that […]
Read more: Abiding Truths of Philemon 4-7
As we come to the end of the Bible study of Philemon, we must recognize that no study of the Scripture is complete until the main point of the passage in its relationship to your life is understood. Therefore, I’m now going to help derive the main principle or theme from the text. I order […]
Read more: Epistolary Outline of Philemon
You’ll notice there are different genres of writing throughout the Bible. Philemon is considered an epistle, or letter. Most of the epistles have a similar structure or outline. Here, I have laid out the outline of Philemon to see clearly each part. Epistolary Outline of Philemon
How does an understanding of Roman Slavery in the first century help one understand what Paul is saying in the book of Philemon?Read more: How does an understanding of Roman Slavery in the first century help one understand what Paul is saying in the book of Philemon?
Yesterday I posted the Historical Background of Philemon, but you may have noticed there was something missing. Clearly, the issue of slavery is central to the book of Philemon and I included very little information about that institution in the Roman Empire at the time of Paul. I did this intentionally, to single out this issue […]
Read more: Historical Background of Philemon
The need for researching and the benefits of understanding the historical background helps inform a proper interpretation of the text of Scripture. Here I have researched the historical background of Philemon that sets the stage for other studies of Philemon I’m going to post later on. About the Author: Paul Family Heritage: His parents […]
Read more: Observational Chart of Habakkuk
One of the things I’ve learned to do when reading the Bible is charting a passage or book. Here I have observed the entire book of Habakkuk and recorded my observations in the form of a chart. This Bible study technique is helpful to get all your observations organized so you can see how the […]
Read more: Why Surrendered and Free?
I’m a Christ-follower and my story is the story of both surrender and freedom. I grew up in the church and made the decision to get baptized in high school. That was my first moment of surrender, but I have come to find there are multiple levels of surrender when it comes to following Christ; […]