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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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Review of Mother of Modern Evangelicalism: The Life and Legacy of Henrietta Mears, 2020

Migliazzo, Arlin C. Mother of Modern Evangelicalism: The Life and Legacy of Henrietta Mears Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2020. 278 pp. ISBN 978-0-8028-7792-5 By Elsie Froment, PhD The fundamentalism of the early twentieth century was theologically … Continue reading

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Jeehoon Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Korean Language Programs, Network Manager for Korean BA in Christian Leadership, Northwest Baptist Seminary, Langley, BC Research Interests The Writings, Wisdom literature, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Psalms, and Song of Songs Publications Unpublished Manuscripts Ph.D Theological Studies, Concentration – … Continue reading

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Review of Money Matters: Faith, Life and Wealth, 2021

R. Paul Stevens and Clive Lim. Money Matters: Faith, Life and Wealth. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2021. ISBN 978-08028-7751-2 by Ron J. Sing, BA Economics  Money matters. As Christ-followers, the way we honour God with the use of money and … Continue reading

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Review of Wisdom From Babylon: Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age, 2020

Smith, Gordon T. Wisdom From Babylon: Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2020. By Mike Mawhorter, DMN The Church in North America is undergoing a seismic shift. Christianity has enjoyed a privileged place … Continue reading

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Review of Bruce K. Waltke and Ian D.V. De Silva, Proverbs: A Shorter Commentary, 2021

Bruce K. Waltke and Ivan D. V. De Silva. Proverbs: A Shorter Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2021. Pp. 528, Paperback, $38.00, ISBN 9780802875037. By Paul S. Evans, PhD This commentary is a condensed version of Bruce Waltke’s magisterial two-volume commentary … Continue reading

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More But Not Less Than a Corporation: What Large Church Staff Leadership Can Learn from the Corporate World

By Jeremy Johnson, MA, ThM cand. As smaller churches grow into larger churches[1] they face different challenges than they did earlier in their evolution. One of these challenges is the size of staff these churches must employ. There has been … Continue reading

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The Undivided Body: An Ecclesial Response to Surveillance Technologies and Practices

By Michael Morelli, PhD Obvious, ubiquitous, and important realities The late novelist David Foster Wallace opened the only graduation commencement speech he ever delivered with the following story. Two young fish pass an older fish who says, “Morning, boys. How’s … Continue reading

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“Image of God” Theology in the New Testament and its Implications for Church Leadership

By Larry J. Perkins, PhD What is a human being? Christianity and its foundational texts offer a coherent response to the question within the framework of a Christian worldview. Christianity claims in its creeds that its answers to such questions … Continue reading

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Steven E. Runge, PhD

Research Associate, Northwest Baptist Seminary; Senior Research Associate, John W. Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies, Trinity Western University; Professor of Biblical Languages, Grace School of Theology Research Interests Cognitive-linguistic descriptions of Greek prepositions and its application to biblical theology and … Continue reading

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The Reality of God in a God-Forgetting Age: Towards a Revitalized Vision of God for Today

By Archie J. Spencer, ThD Introductory Comments Gottesgewissenheit: God is not only dead, ……he is also, for that reason, forgotten. One can always count on German intellectuals to describe actual states of affairs in pithy, yet precise one-word summaries, especially … Continue reading

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Review of Andrew R. Krause, Eileen Schuller, and John Screnock, Dead Sea Scrolls: Revise and Repeat: New Methods and Perspectives, 2020

Carmen Palmer, Andrew R. Krause, Eileen Schuller, and John Screnock (eds.). Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat: New Methods and Perspectives. Early Judaism and Its Literature 52. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2020. ISBN 9780884144359 (hardback); 9781628372731 (paperback). By Don (Dongshin) Chang, … Continue reading

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Deep Gospel must be Full Gospel – Reflections on Matthew’s Vision of Gospel Reality in the light of Jim Belcher’s call for “Deep Gospel”

Review Essay: Jim Belcher, Deep Church. A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional. Downers Grove, Ill.; IVP, 2009. “Deep Gospel”, pages 105-122.  By Larry J. Perkins, PhD In the introduction to his book, Jim Belcher indicates that he borrowed the … Continue reading

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