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“Spirited” Work – The Implications of Paul’s Use of ἐνεργέω (energeō) and Cognates for Constructing a Theology of Work

By Larry Perkins, PhD It is impossible to present a comprehensive theology of human work in the context of the Kingdom of God within the limited scope of a single article. However, one can articulate a key principle that should … Continue reading

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Moral Emotions in the Qumran Sectarian Literature: A Cognitive Psychological Approach

By Marcus K. M. Tso, PhD  Abstract: Cognitive psychology is an emerging methodological tool in Qumran studies, but little has yet been published on how it might illuminate the sectarian moral psychology. This paper extends the author’s work on ethics … Continue reading

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Review of Church Plantology: The Art and Science of Planting Churches, 2021

Jones, Peyton. Church Plantology: The Art and Science of Planting Churches. Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Zondervan, 2021. 415 pp. ISBN 9780310135883 By Bernard Mukwavi, DMin Peyton Jones, the author of Church Plantology: The Art and Science of Planting Churches, is a … Continue reading

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Review of Reading the Bible Around the World: A Student’s Guide to Global Hermeneutics, 2022

Fredrico Alfredo Roth, Justin Marc Smith, Kirsten Sonkyo Oh, Alice Yafeh-Deigh, and Kay Higuera Smith. Reading the Bible Around the World: A Student’s Guide to Global Hermeneutics. Downers Grove: IVP Press Academic, 2022. 151 pages. By Mark Naylor, DTh Overview … Continue reading

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Review of Elias Hofer, Weltanschauung and Apologia: A Study in C.S. Lewis , 2022

Hofer, Elias. Weltanschauung and Apologia: A Study in C.S. Lewis. Wipf and Stock, 2022. ISBN 9781666739527 By Howard G. Andersen, PhD Elias Hofer lives in Victoria, BC, and took an opportunity for early retirement from his financial sector career to pursue … Continue reading

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Practical Issues in Academic Research

Elsie Froment, PhD Introduction This article is written from the perspective of academic research administration. It covers a constellation of research issues common to Christian universities and seminaries that seek to develop the research skills of their faculty members to … Continue reading

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Joel Korytko, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Program Manager, CBTE Research Interests To continue to broaden my understanding of Ancient Near Eastern contexts through an investigation into primary and secondary sources, to contribute to both the academic and faith-based worlds. Publications Books … Continue reading

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Review of Reading Evangelicals: How Fiction Shaped a Culture and a Faith, 2021

Sillimon, Daniel, Reading Evangelicals: How Fiction Shaped a Culture and a Faith. Grand Rapids: Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2021. ISBN 9780802879356 By Elsie Froment, PhD What tied together the identity of American evangelicalism in the latter half of … Continue reading

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Review of Reading Theology Wisely: A Practical Introduction, 2022

Eilers, Kent. Reading Theology Wisely: A Practical Introduction. Art by Chris Koelle. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2022. Pp. 217. ISBN 9780802881786 By Jonathan Numada, PhD Kent Eilers, Professor of Theology at Huntington University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has written an accessible … Continue reading

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Bible Buttons: Canadian Evangelical Attempts at Unity and Influence at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

By James Tyler Robertson, PhD Introduction The years 1899-1902 are an in-between time in Canadian religious history worth considering. This was a time of nation building under the moniker of Canada as a “Dominion” — a purposefully biblical term introduced … Continue reading

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Review of Justo L. González, The Bible in the Early Church, 2022

Justo L. González, The Bible in the Early Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2022. ISBN 978-0-8028-8174-8 By Joshua Coutts, PhD This is a well-organized, accessible, informative introduction to the Bible in the early Church. Historian Justo L. González has compacted a … Continue reading

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Gospel Literacy, Evangelism, and the Average Believers

By Larry J. Perkins, PhD This paper evaluates claims made by Timothy Keller (Center Church) regarding the role of every believer as ‘evangelist.’ Early Church leaders focused upon developing ‘gospel literacy’ among Jesus followers so that they understood the content … Continue reading

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Pastoral Burnout, Failure and the Value of Restoration

By Dean Davey, PhD  Introduction After a lifetime of successful ministry, there he sat at his kitchen table with his head in his hands, weeping. Silently, I waited. It was a familiar scene witnessed throughout my research. Finally, he spoke, … Continue reading

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Review Essay: Michael L. Peterson and Dennis R. Venema, Biology, Religion, and Philosophy, 2021

Review Essay: Biology, Religion, and Philosophy: An Introduction, Michael L. Peterson and Dennis R. Venema, Cambridge University Press, 2021. ISBN 9781107667846 By Howard G. Andersen, PhD Introduction Cambridge University Press is to be commended for initiating a series of book publications … Continue reading

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Review of Matt W. Lee, Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics: Exploration and Application of the Apostle Paul’s Model, 2022

Matt W. Lee, Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics: Exploration and Application of the Apostle Paul’s Model. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2022. ISBN 9781666731989 (paperback); 9781666725162 (hardcover). By Jeehoon Kim, PhD Written by Matt W. Lee, Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics is … Continue reading

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