First, let’s start by asking the question, what is leadership, and what relates it to communication? There’s this general belief that leadership is not something that can easily be done by anyone. They believe it’s only achieved by people who are capable of heading some countries, some political parties, and other high ranking positions. These […]
Apart from God, we cannot see Him or know His mind. That is why the first step of God’s Communication Process is Revelation. Through Revelation, God reveals Himself to us so that we may see Him. Many people consider a relationship with God to be a mysterious and even frightening process of knowing the God.
When I was a young person living in Bayside, Queens, one of my neighbors was a taxi driver who had a non-working wife and the other was a plumber. My father was a lawyer who worked for the Law Department of the City of New York. We all saw ourselves as members of the American
There are a bazillion little catch phrases that we use this time of year to direct our focus where it should be. “Jesus is the reason for the season” gains quite a bit of traction with each Christmas season as we endeavor to prevent the busyness of November and December from steamrolling our lives. And
What an amazing way to start a Gospel—with a great long list of names! But, to Jews, that was not surprising at all, as we shall see. It sets Jesus of Nazareth in the context of what God had been doing for his people from the earliest days. It ushers in the theme of fulfilment,
In many parts of the world, people once lived their entire lives without even meeting a follower of another religion. Today, globalization, fueled by migration, politics, economics, and the Internet, has brought awareness of other faiths to most of earth’s population. Understanding the “global village” is impossible without some grasp of the religious beliefs that
The principal crime of the human race, the highest guilt charged upon the world, the whole procuring cause of judgment, is idolatry. For, although each single fault retains its own proper feature, although it is destined to judgment under its own proper name also, yet it is marked off under the general account of idolatry.
The Council of Chalcedon was the culmination of defining the nature of Christ and the turning point of church history. The foundation of Christian doctrine of the Trinity dictates that God is one God, but three persons, the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. This pivotal event took place in 451, modern Kadikoy, Turkey and
Tertullian’s writings sound the rigorist strains which will become the themes of North African Christianity throughout its entire subsequent history in antiquity (cf. Frend 1965; 1985): Christianity as the nova lex; the centrality of God as lawgiver and judge; fear of God as the foundation of salvation; the “gathered” or “pure” notion of the Church
The mystery of the relationship between God’s predestination, election, and free will has stirred the minds of Christians for centuries. The ambiguity of the conclusions reached by theologians who study these questions in Scripture is confusing. Who is right? Calvinists who uphold the doctrine of double definition in advance and reject freedom of choice? Or