Category Archives: Theology

Blogmatics—On Confessions of Faith

Blogmatics (i.e. what we at Ancient Paths believe) You can find my own articulation of our beliefs in this post. But, the title of this blog being Ancient Paths, I thought it appropriate to also point to some of the … Continue reading

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How You Respond to Conflict

Here’s a helpful summary of different responses to conflict from Peacemaker Ministries. https://peacemaker.training/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Response-Spectrum.pdf  

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Theological Implications of John’s Purpose Statement

It is important to note not only the theological grounds for the interpretation of First John 5:13 as John’s purpose statement, but also its implications. If John is giving tests by which one determines the presence of salvation, then faith … Continue reading

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Theological Assumptions in 1 John

One’s interpretation of John’s aim in his first epistle has definite ramifications for one’s view of both the gospel and the possibility of assurance of one’s salvation. For many, also, viewing the book of 1 John as laying out tests … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Seminary

I graduated from Shepherds Theological Seminary in 2016. In three years of sitting through seminary classes, I think there was not one single class wherein I did not at some point consciously dwell on how amazing it was that I … Continue reading

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Best Bible Commentaries

Whenever I begin teaching through a book of the Bible, finding some good commentaries is an important part of the prep work. There are a few commentary series that I always check. Some of the newer ones, like Story of … Continue reading

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