Category Archives: Review

Seminary Scholarship


Just as the SeminaryScholarship says that “Going to Seminary is expensive,” indeed, it is very expensive. If you enroll for M.Div, it’s going to be even more costly due to its credit hours that is between 92-96. For a normal full-time student would take 4 years to complete the degree. There are certain things like room and board are going to become a straw that breaks a camel’s back when you come out as a graduate from the seminary. You and I are most likely to owe $40,000.00 when we can call ourselves the graduates of Master’s in Divinity from this or that seminary!

Finding a scholarship can be really tiring. Sometimes, we just don’t know where to go and look for scholarships. Search on any online search engine brings swaths of search results that have a word “scholarship”. Some of them might not even be relevant to what we are looking for. But when I found this website in Faithlife‘s blog today, I applied for the scholarship. All I had to do was watch a short video and answer few questions about your personal information and previous school and what you hope to do after finishing your school. This took me only 5 minutes to do it.

Seminary Scholarship is giving away a $1,000.00 scholarship and a digital theological library to the winners. The best part of this scholarship program is that if you put my name as the person who referred you when you apply, and if you win the scholarship, both of us could get a $1,000.00 scholarship and digital theological library. So, do us both a favor and go apply for the Seminary Scholarship today.

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Sabbatum Excerpt: Tim Keller on Evil and Suffering


“It is only in the past 200 years, Keller argues, that Westerners have used evil and sufferings as an argument against the existence (or goodness) of God. He is especially critical of the modern and secular view of suffering., which places all confidence in human reason and assumes that God, if he exists at all, exists solely to make us happy. This view helps explain why so many people avoid suffering at all costs, do their best to manage and minimize it once it interrupts their lives, and often held to utter hopelessness when it persists. In the end, a secular view leaves us empty and alone, stripped of answers, devoid of all comfort and confidence.”

Source:
Sittser, Gerald L. “Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Tim Keller Shows Us How to Endure Suffering without Losing Hope.” Rev. of Walking with God through Pain and SufferingChristianity Today Jan.-Feb. 2014: 62-63. Print.

 

 

2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 15,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

 

What God has Joined Together


By Arptas de Najraham.

The opinions expressed in this essay are solely those of Arptas de Najraham.

Nobody likes the way things are supposed to be. The perfect thing for people to do is to be in absolute awe of God and worship Him with all our hearts, minds, and strength; but we do not do that. We aspire to do that but gradually get distracted with the things of the world. Since the fall, nothing has been the way it was supposed to be: our relationship with God, the way we are to relate with people in perfect love and respect, nothing!

Christians, who believe that God has not condemned homosexuality, should know that God has not said anywhere that homosexual marriage is allowed either. In our sinfulness, we people have created idols and worshiped them as gods. Similarly, homosexual unions have followed that trend. Heterosexual union is what God intended, but sub-images of marriage have corrupted that holy union. Therefore, though authors Myer and Scanzon have made an affirmative biblical, psychological, and sociological case for the goodness of gay marriage, I take the courage to differ and say that goodness does not necessarily mean right. Continue reading What God has Joined Together

Journal Review: The Seven in Acts 6 as a Ministry Team by Phillip W. Sell


REVIEW by Satya Maharjan

SHORT REVIEW

Ministry teams are thriving in every local church congregation. These teams are the ones that are formed and dispatched in the area of the ministry where needs are mostly felt. In order to deal with new emerging challenges that come with the healthy growth in the church, Christians are to work together in a team. This team is called the “ministry team”. But the term “ministry team” carries an adverse connotation in the North American churches, since the “team” is highly associated with business corporates.

However, the ministry team was the exemplary fashion and mark of the apostolic church that is modelled to enhance the ministry. This is the featuring element of forming the ministry team of the Seven in Acts 6:1-7, if the historical text is correctly understood. The proposition of the article is to inform the readers that the apostolic concession to the Seven is a temporary ministry-team formation in order to deal with a certain situation for the time being. Therefore, the following pattern should not be taken as a basis to implement the ongoing office of deacons in the church. Continue reading Journal Review: The Seven in Acts 6 as a Ministry Team by Phillip W. Sell