The article provides a survey of a Christian thinker of the Middle Ages, Boethius. His contributions to Western civilization in general and to theology in particular are significant. One of the questions he had to address in his philosophical debates was the relationship between foreknowledge and freedom.
How should we understand biblical texts that speak of development and struggle in the life of Jesus Christ? Luke 2:40, 52, for example, speak of Jesus growing and maturing, and increasing in favour with both God and man. Hebrews makes it clear that the dynamism of Christ’s life is essential to his role as the believer’s heavenly high priest (Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 5:14-16).
The church today is facing the challenge of cultural irrelevance. The answer to this challenge lies in Reformed Christianity. Reformed Christianity's position on doctrine and liturgy equips the believer to face the challenge of culture, and live a Christian life that contrasts the life of this world.
This article looks at the character and views of Martin Luther, discussing whether or not they are in line with the modern evangelical church.
Looking at Luke 23:41-42, this article shows that the way Desiderius Erasmus treated the text did not do it justice. The dying thief who received forgiveness is not an example of "mere Christianity." The text shows that the thief knew a lot about Christ and His kingdom. The author of this article argues that the thief could have learned this from his childhood; thus, this text can be used to encourage parents in their parenting call.
The author of this article discusses the challenge of the mid-life crisis. The author states that it is important to throw away the lie that every individual is unique and special, which makes us out to be like messiahs. Only Christ is unique and only the church has a special destiny. The sooner that is embraced, the better individuals can appreciate old age.
This article highlights some concerns around the new "young, restless and reformed" (YRR) movement.
This article discusses the relationship between Christians and modern culture. The author calls Christians to focus on the doctrine of scripture and upholding biblical standards rather than getting caught up in modern culture and entertainment.
This article discusses how in modern times many young people remain immature and fail to take responsibility for their actions. The author discusses the root of this problem, and how to counteract this culture of youth.
This article shows that the problem facing modern theology, scholarship, and church life is the loss of God's holiness. Without a clear view of God holiness, individuals have an improper view of scripture, and God is viewed as an object.
Bridging the gap between those who resist any use of creeds and those who uphold creeds above scripture, this article proposes a healthy way of viewing creeds. The author maintains that creeds should be viewed historically (unifying the church of all times and places) and doctrinally (identifying the cores of the Christian faith). Having this perspective on the creeds, however, does not mean that confessions cannot ever be improved or changed.