The Theology of Nehemiah

The pages of Old Testament history close with Nehemiah’s words, “Remember me, O my God, for good” (Neh. 13:31). Written at the end of...

A Christian Philosophy of Education

Abstract What exists or what is real?  What can humans know?  What is of value?  Ontology, epistemology, and axiology form the anchor points for human...

Mere Christianity: The Minimum That One Must Believe to Be Saved

This paper will explore the issue of the minimum that must be believed by someone for him to be saved. Many restrictivists will say that...

The Theological Message of Micah

The 8th century prophet Micah (c. 740-690 B.C.) was a contempo­rary of Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea. His proclamation of God’s word spanned two nations...

Assessing and Encouraging Spiritual Transformation

Spiritual transformation (metamorphosis) is change, governed by Christ, accomplished through disciplined cooperation with the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:3, II Corinthians 3:18). Spiritual transformation is multi-dimensional, whole-person change...

Torrance and Gunton on Structure in the Trinity

In this paper, I will examine the position of Thomas Torrance on order/structure in the Trinity, and I will compare this position to that...

The Importance of Truth, Categories of Interpretive Consensus, and Soul Liberty:...

Medical doctors normally address health problems through a series of three steps: diagnosis, prescription, and treatment. The ills of the Conservative Holiness Movement (CHM)...

Daniel Steele on the Aorist Tense in Sanctification Texts

The aorist imperative is a broom that sweeps the heart clean at one stroke of omnipotent power.1 Daniel Steele (1824-1914) is regularly and justly regarded...

Inerrancy: Inspiration and the Test of Truth

Introduction Before writing this paper, I knew that the Wesleyan Theological Society had originally affirmed inerrancy and then changed that position. But I didn't know...

A Biblical Framework for Evaluating the Morality of Sexual Desire

This paper attempts a direct response to two claims: 1) the experience of sexual attraction for a person of the same sex is inherently...