Rescued by My Academic Training

A few years ago, I listened patiently as one of my pastors shared about how to dispel false teachers, in particular, the Jehovah's Witnesses from our homes. He said that the Jehovah's Witnesses had a strong weakness: they don't want to pray in homes. He told us to just ask them to pray and they … Continue reading Rescued by My Academic Training

My Historical Quest for Theological Higher Education 1

When I was a young Christian, I often wondered why my understanding of the biblical text was so different to that of most common pastors and preachers. Back in my boyhood days, the calling and ministry that was the envy of many was the ministry of the evangelist. Everyone wanted to preach like the evangelist … Continue reading My Historical Quest for Theological Higher Education 1

Synoptic Parallels: What we learn from them and how we may use them today

In doing textual analysis, one is confronted by certain similarities and differences in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ ministry. However, if the intended purposes of the author are discerned from the initial moment, then Gospel parallels are not difficult to understand. Rather, an examination of the New Testament documents will show that each writer wrote … Continue reading Synoptic Parallels: What we learn from them and how we may use them today

How to Use Critical Analysis in the Study of the Four Gospels

Bible study is an amazing adventure; it leads to faith. However, in recent years, many people have moved from belief to skepticism because, instead of coming to the Bible with an open mind, many people have begun to see the Bible as a mere product of human geniuses. One particular section of the Bible that … Continue reading How to Use Critical Analysis in the Study of the Four Gospels