Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

One of the most debated questions about sin is how the sin of Adam and Eve has affected humanity. Throughout the history of Christianity, this issue has been taken two broad directions: some held to a pessimistic view of humankind in which the original sin had a major impact on human nature, and therefore human beings cannot choose good; others too

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2a: Characters and Characterization)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2a: Characters and Characterization)

Many generations of Bible readers have found meaning through relating to Bible characters who share similar struggles and challenges, fight similar weaknesses, and fail and succeed time and time again in their own process of transformation. When we observe the Biblical characters closely, we gain a more intimate knowledge of them, and thus are able

The Love of God: A Canonical Model

The Love of God: A Canonical Model

The opening chapter of Peckham’s 2015 IVP Reader’s Choice Award-winning book introduces two major and conflicting models of Divine love: the transcendent-voluntarist model–an inheritance of classical theism, and the immanent-experientialist model–representing process theism. In classical theism, God is characterized as “self-sufficient, perfect, si

Blessings from Heaven (Part 1)

Blessings from Heaven (Part 1)

The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. (E.G. White, Preface to Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pg. vii)   At the beginning of a little book entitled, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, Ellen White writes: Let us in imagination go back to that scene, and, as we sit with the disciples

Matthew 2: Newton’s Third Law

Matthew 2: Newton’s Third Law

The children of Israel existed for 4,000 years in a state of anticipation, waiting for God’s promised Redeemer. But they were not alone in awaiting His coming; darker forces were at play in this great controversy, and the extent of their sabotage becomes crystal clear in Matthew 2. The chapter begins as follows:   Now after Jesus was born in B

Bible Prophecy for Atheists, Part 3: Prophecy 101

Bible Prophecy for Atheists, Part 3: Prophecy 101

Prophecy 101 - Daniel Chapter 2 Because this article is only intended to be a brief introduction to Biblical prophecy in apologetics, it is far outside the present scope to cover the topic of Biblical prophecy in its entirety, a task which would require hundreds of pages. We will, however, briefly discuss chapters 2 and 7 of Daniel, as well as poin