Preaching from the Old Testament is not too popular these days. Some well-known, influential pastors have even discouraged the practice. To call such efforts tragic would be an understatement—especially when one considers the theological richness of the narrative, prophetic, and wisdom literature of the First Testament (aka, Old Testament). Moreover, bearing in mind the apostle Paul’s own reverence for “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27), how dishonoring it must be to God, His holy Word, and even the office of the pastorate that a man leading a multitude of souls (Heb 13:17) would ever counsel other Christians against preaching and teaching the First Testament.
SCS prepares the candidate for chaplaincy both mentally and spiritually. A portion of our mission statement says that we want to equip believers to live and minister biblically based on the inerrant word of God. We want to equip the chaplain candidate to bring the love of Christ to the difficult places that our troops go.
Blogging is one of the most empowering tools available to aspiring authors looking to hone their craft. The internet offers a place where writers get instantaneous feedback on how readers perceive their words. The road from simple blog to shrewd book, however, is an intricate journey where serious writers must become skilled wordsmiths. In this workshop, Dr. Miller shares blogging strategies and techniques to set writers on the course to publishing success.
The purpose of this paper is to draw meaning directly from the biblical text, as compared against Second Temple period and early Christian literature, and to observe how the Greek terms oikonomos and oikonomia were understood within their cultural-historical framework at the time when they were employed by Jesus and the Apostles.
The similarities between these two women as they cross the frontier from the home front to the battlefront, including their paternal and sibling relationships, attitudes toward duty, descriptions of their physical appearances, sense of loneliness and motifs of death, choices in husbands, and decisions about their futures proves my point.