Of Two Minds on Dualism

The mind-body problem has been a topic of debate from the inception of philosophy itself, and has recently became a hot topic in Christian circles.  Throughout the course of history, neither monists nor dualists have been able to conclusively demonstrate the falsity of its opponent and the veridical nature of itself.  This has not stopped […]

God is Hesed

Exodus is a foundational book to understanding God’s character.  It contains might acts and words from God that proclaim God’s character.  Central to this revelation of God’s character is Exodus 34:1-9.  This passage has a paradoxical nature and requires many levels of analysis to properly understand what is being revealed.  First, we will look at […]

Spiritual Interview

For my assignment I conducted a Zoom interview with a friend who used to work in ministry.  He used to be a youth and children’s ministry leader for a church, but now him and his wife volunteer leading a young adult group.  I have found him to be a deep and faithful follower of Jesus, […]

Exodus and Pharaoh’s Power

In one of her articles Wilda Gafney describes what she calls a Black Lives Matter hermeneutic.  This hermeneutic focuses our attention to look for lives in the biblical text that are at risk, subject to oppression, seen as disposable or at the margins of the text, particularly because of intersecting elements of identity.  Exodus is […]

Ancient Demonology and Modern Pneumatology

As we look at the current state of pneumatology, there is very little discussion on other aspects of the spiritual realm.  In some pneumatologies, it seems that there is no other spiritual realty besides God and human spirits.  The current neglect of demons in academic studies of Holy Spirit can leave us unprepared on how […]

Pneumatological Orthopraxy

As I see it, orthopraxy is the culmination of the development of our relationship with Holy Spirit.  We start with orthodoxy, which informs our orthopathy, which then motivates our orthopraxy.  This development need not always be linear, but is often times, and is a helpful way to conceptualize our relationship with Holy Spirit.  Orthopraxy, as […]

Still Pissed

It’s appearant I need to be transparent wearing a sleeve with a heart so weary. Wish I breathed as adherent to your inherent inerrant being. Instead i got errands airing how you make me grive. Do I merit fleeing When you inherit leaving Want a warrant tears in torrent abhorrent horror hoarding my torture cherishing […]

Pneumatological Orthopathy

In a culture where subjectivity reigns supreme, the idea of orthopathy can be offensive and controversial.  To claim there are right feelings, emotions, or affections toward something or someone can feel paternalistic and is a large reason I have shied away from exploring orthopathy.  Despite these reservations, orthopathy is important.  This paper will be dedicated […]

Pneumatological Orthodoxy

The Bible does not contain systematic thinking on any one topic and is filled with conflicting experiences and understandings of some aspect or another of God.  This is epitomized with Holy Spirit.  In my life, I hardly encountered deep, sophisticated, and vulnerable conversation around Holy Spirit.  These two factors have made Holy Spirit an elusive, […]