A response to the question: from surveying the book of Numbers, what are some intertextual connections for the Church? Following Israel’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt, God provides Moses with a priestly blessing, offering peace for the journey and a continuation of His divine promises for Israel (Num 6:22-27). For the church this corresponds to our […]Read more "Blessings, Wilderness, Testing, and Promised Land (Numbers: part 1 of 3)"
A response to the question: How do African and Latin perspectives of Exodus influence the church? Latin and African perspectives both proclaim the Exodus story speaks to all people throughout mankind. Each perspective expresses the unifying character of God bringing people out of oppression to liberation. God’s character and divine power recorded in Scripture is the […]Read more "From Oppression to Revelation (Part 3 of 3)"
Embracing the Law: A Biblical Theological Perspective A précis, by Jesse Brown Tensions arise when discerning consistency in regard to the law between the Old (NT) and New Testaments (NT). However, continuity of the law with all Scripture is rectified when grounded in Gods incremental revelations throughout history, explaining His will for increasing societal bonding […]Read more "Holy or Wholly Abolished"
Pentecostal Missions and the Changing Character of Global Christianity A Review, By Jesse Brown Heather D. Curtis is an associate professor and interim chair of the department of religion at Tufts University. She received her PhD from Harvard University in History of Christianity and American Religion. Some notable publications include Faith in the Great Physician: […]Read more "Paradigm Shift"
Leviticus is commonly misunderstood and presumed to be of lesser importance to other biblical texts. However, from an anthropologist perspective, Leviticus fits Israelite culture. This perspective fits the mold of a religion concentrated on humility and love for Gods house by bringing people closer to Him, one another, and His whole creation. The author builds […]Read more "Leviticus, it’s Different, but so is Our God"
Multiple generations of Africans have been abused by colonialism and since have been further oppressed by established systems of political and economic governance that brands much of the population inferior. Teachings brought about by early missionaries were bogged down in religion and an awaiting salvation. However, an active reading of Exodus reveals that God is […]Read more "From Oppression to Revelation (Part 2 of 3)"
Missionary Methods: St Paul’s or Ours? A Review, By Jesse Brown Roland Allen was born in Bristol, England and lived from 1868-1947. He graduated from Leeds Clergy Training School and ordained a deacon and priest of the Church of England. Roland took multiple missionary journeys to China. During these trips Roland became a critic of […]Read more "Whose Mission is it Anyway"