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...

Theological Themes of Genesis

The germ of every department of theology lies in seminal form within this book of beginnings. The very multi-faceted character of this book makes...

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...

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...

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...

1 John 3:6, 9—Are Believers Characterized by Sin?

I was interested to find James Erwin's article, “Perfection and Sinlessness: A Survey of Approaches to 1 John 3:6, 9” on Bible.org's website recently.1...

God’s Gracious Provision: A Theological and Exegetical Defense of the Wesleyan...

Thesis The Wesleyan doctrine of prevenient grace (hereafter, WPG) is theologically and exegetically warranted and defensible. What I offer here is a summary of how...

To What Extent Did Jesus Operate in His Deity While on...

In this paper I will argue that the innate divine attributes of Jesus were substantially manifested in his life and ministry while he was...

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...

Is “Only-Begottenness” the Proper Basis for the Eternal Submission of the...

In this paper, I will propose that the eternal submission of the Son to the Father is based on eternal generation.  To prepare the...