Review of J.I. Packer\'s Knowing God Chapter 1

Title: The Study of God Purpose: To provide a basic understanding of the concepts and themes to be explored within the rest of the book The principle warning: \”Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understandingContinue reading “Review of J.I. Packer\'s Knowing God Chapter 1”

A Warning Regarding the Study of God

This is short, but it is incredibly important and foundational for the Study of God, often called Theology Proper.  The attributes of God cannot be expressed properly if they are completely severed from all other attributes of God.  Take for example the Euthyphro Dilemma, which is a (hypothetical) dilemma that exists in the world ofContinue reading “A Warning Regarding the Study of God”

Friday Scripture Reflection: Jude

The Trinitarian aspect of the Christian life (1-2) Jude, introduces himself as a servant of Christ and clarifies his audience as those who are called, loved, and kept. This is generally understood to be a formulaic way of expressing the role of the Trinity in the life of a Christian, specifically that Christians are calledContinue reading “Friday Scripture Reflection: Jude”

Friday Scripture Reflection: Galatians Chapters 1 and 2

Reflections on Chapter 1 Paul warns, of even angels preaching a false gospel (Galatians 1:8). This is an astonishing piece of the letter to think about considering the role in which Gabriel supposedly played in the founding of Islam, and if my understanding is correct the role in which an angel played in aiding theContinue reading “Friday Scripture Reflection: Galatians Chapters 1 and 2”

A Well Furnished Faith

Turning to 2 Peter 1: 5-7 (NIV), we are presented with the following:  5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.Continue reading “A Well Furnished Faith”

Friday Scripture Reflection: Jonah

Scripture reading: Jonah  Purpose: either historical or parable.  Questions to be explored as I continue to learn:  What does Jonah\’s hatred of the Ninevites most closely resemble in today\’s society? (Multi-Perspective research) Basic Lessons and personal reflection:  – It is the running away from divine purpose that is the root of chaos such that aContinue reading “Friday Scripture Reflection: Jonah”

Christ Centered Personal Development

This month I\’ve been taking a course on leadership and coaching styles in the athletic setting, while the focus of application may be in sports and athletics the fundamental concepts are also very informative on how the Body of Christ can build up effective and impactful leaders with a heart for God. Looking first toContinue reading “Christ Centered Personal Development”