In 2019, I began my studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Masters of Arts of Biblical Studies. I had been told by fellow students that an easy class to dip my toes into would be the first of two required Church History courses, and by the time I finished the first course … Continue reading In (Glowing) Praise of “Passages: Nicaea” by Mere Orthodoxy
One of the most essential and non-negotiable beliefs for a Christian is that we confess, as the Nicene Creed instructs us and Christians have done since the New Testament, that “we believe in one holy catholic [Latin for “whole” or “universal”] and apostolic church”. Just as there was one singular and collective people of God … Continue reading When One Part Hurts, the Whole Body Is Sick (and Vice Versa): The SBC and the church catholic
Gizmodo.com recently reported that Facebook is slowly unrolling the ability for Facebook groups to allow for prayer requests from its users. If a group decides to opt-in, users will have the ability to create posts as prayer requests, which in turn enables other uses to respond by hitting the “pray” button to indicate they’ve prayed … Continue reading When Prayer Becomes Data and Dollars
Around this week, one year ago, I became addicted to building Gunpla models – or, as referred to in the Gunpla community, “plastic crack”. The word “Gunpla” is a portmanteau of “Gundam” and “plastic model”, and Gunpla is the multi-billion dollar product line of Japan’s multimedia mega-franchise Mobile Suit Gundam, which was one of my … Continue reading On Plastic Crack and Covetousness
The Holiness of Mixtures: An Examination of the Mixture Prohibitions of Leviticus 19:19 (Seminary Papers)
(The following is my term paper for Genesis-Deuteronomy at Reformed Theological Seminary, submitted Spring 2021. Formatting not retained.) Leviticus 19:19 is a passage that, although often misunderstood in our modern context, remains beneficial for Christians in understanding the importance of holiness in the Old Testament and provides an essential contrast for understanding holiness in the … Continue reading The Holiness of Mixtures: An Examination of the Mixture Prohibitions of Leviticus 19:19 (Seminary Papers)
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