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How faith developed before Moses' time Discussion
on how faith in God developed before Moses was born integrating Biblical passages and archaeological evidence.
Pontius Pilate complex, cowardly or cautious? He was pivotal to Christian
history. Who was he?
Old Testament Historical events Discussion of key Old testament historical events
Intertestamental Period "Jewish
Conflicts During the Intertestamental Period". This describes the conflicts which the Jews had with those who
ruled them as well as the conflicts which the Jews had among themselves. It shows how these conflicts ultimately produced
the parties of the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Essenes, and the Zealots in the first century.
Gospel of John and Gnostic
teachings Gnosticism developed after Jesus lived. Many however feel that perhaps John's
gospel was a Gnostic gospel and perhaps should not have been recorded in the bible. This is a discussion on this argument.
What are parables Interpreting the parables of Jesus.
Defining some terms: Kingdom of God/Heaven, Return of Christ(Parousia),
Church, Holy Spirit. Terms that perhaps are not always understood adequately are explained
with references in this text.
Hermeneutics and the Narrative genre. Discussion on Hermenuetics and the most prevalent literary genre in the bible, the narrative with special emphasis
on the Christmas narrative.
Books: Middle Eastern Studies, Theology, and Spiritual Formation Book reviews
summarizing their contents (key personalities, ideas, concepts, principles and/or theories) in a detailed outline .
# Boa, Kenneth D., Conformed
to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation,
# Chan, Simon, Spiritual Theology: A systematic study of the Christian life,
# Bailey, Kenneth E., Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels,
Discussion - Guthrie and Morris on New Testament Theology. Comparing New Testament theology approaches by Morris with that by Guthrie
Hexaemeron, Creation, Literary Criticism and unChristian behaviour! Understanding what we read, determining the meaning, and being able to rework
it to apply it within a modern culture that is changing dynamically is the challenge facing many Christians as we move into
the twenty-first century. To understand this requires among other activities, a review of the reasons for our creation and
the understanding of the early church on this subject.