“Who, me?” Self-doubt when hearing the call of God Exodus 4:10-12

"Who, me?" Self-doubt when hearing the call of God Exodus 4:10-12             Have you ever been called to a task or position you felt utterly inadequate for? Well, so did Moses. Sometimes –when we think about it, most times – when God calls us to a task, he is calling us to a place of …

Exegetical Comments on Revelation 1:12-16

Exegetical Comments on Revelation 1:12-16             The context of the passage it is in the beginning introduction of John's apocalyptic message. He will deliver specific messages to seven churches after this passage; the purpose of vss.12-20 is to introduce the message. Specifically, 12-16 introduces the figure of Jesus using apocalyptic language. John has introduced himself …

Evangelism Part 7 – Three Unexpected Evangelists #3: The Healed Blind Man

Evangelism Part 7 Three Unexpected Evangelists #3: The Healed Blind Man Continuing our discussion on evangelism, I turn now to the third unexpected evangelist in the gospels. Like the woman at the well in John 4 and the formerly demonized man in Mark 5, the man born blind in John 9 has a fantastic encounter …

Women’s Teaching Roles in the Church

Introduction             Recently, there has been significant discussion on the women’s teaching role in church operation. Beth Moore’s leaving the Southern Baptist Convention signified a final break with their restrictions about women teaching. John McArther’s address on Beth Moore was telling: “It is a state of disobedience on a massive level.”[1] On the other side, …

Vatican II On the Nature of the Church Lumen Gentium

Introduction The Second Vatican Council was an earthquake that started the process of the Roman Catholic Church awakening from its medieval slumber. The Lumen Gentium, promulgated by Pope Paul VI and delivered on November 11, 1964, brought clarity to Roman Catholics on the nature of the Church and how they deal with those of other …