Articles tagged with: Theological Reflections
Collected by Darla Turlington
These quotations, on the general topic of Hospitality, were selected from both Testaments of the Bible as well as a variety of authors, and speakers; they may be useful to pastors, theologians, seminary students, and others in their sermon preparation, research, writings, or reflections.
By Kuo-Wei Peng
As a theological concept, the image and likeness of God has evoked numerous discussions since the Christian church was formed. The author here argues that the Pauline Epistles offer a definitive understanding of how Paul resolved this issue.
By Peter Carnley
The author takes strenuous issue with concept of God as having both masculine and feminine characteristics especially with the identification of transcendence as masculine and immanence as feminine. He offers intriguing arguments that may not resolve the issue for all but are sure to give pause to those on either side of this theological conundrum.
Collected by Darla Turlington
These quotations, on the general topic of In God’s Image, were selected from both Testaments of the Bible as well as a variety of authors, and speakers; they may be useful to pastors, theologians, seminary students, and others in their sermon preparation, research, writings, or reflections.
By Joseph V. Crockett
The author contends that the report of the demise of the Mainline Church is premature and inaccurate. To the contrary, he sees growth in some sectors. His article also offers pastors and other church leaders strategies for growth.
By Rabbi Jo David
A first century C.E. rabbi reflects a deep skepticism about messianism, which serves as an illustration of how resurrection is still viewed within the Jewish world. To understand the historical and current view of resurrection in Judaism, a knowledge of how Jews process theology is essential.
By Donald W. Shriver Jr.
When our survivors read our disposition of our assets, will they recognize that we “have been with Jesus” (Acts 14:13)? Will they see that this Christian, in life and in death,underwent “pocket book conversion” in favor of the world’s poor?
By Walter J. Burghardt
Today, in our Jubilee year, we Christians have our own needs that call for various kinds oﬂiberation. I shall focus on one such need: justice. Specifically, justice for prisoners, for the men and women incarcerated for crimes. Three stages to my reﬂection: (1) the justice that is retributive, punitive, vengeful; (2) the justice that is restorative; (3) the justice that is capital punishment.
By Dr. James T. Clemons
Of all the strange and wondrous stories of the Bible, few are better known than that of Jonah. Even people who have never read the Bible, or attended Sunday school, or listened to sermons, have heard something of Jonah and the whale. But it is just this familiarity and this obsession with the whale that keep us from understanding and appreciating the more profound meanings of this portion of Scripture
By Dr. Doris Donnelly
Theological Reflection on Healing through Henri Nouwen’s book The Wounded Healer.
By Thomas H. Troeger
We are healed by God’s identification with our suffering.
By Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle
The phenomenal growth of Pentecostal movements within African American communities has been one of the most significant developments in Christianity in the United States. It is safe to say that the history of African American Christianity can be divided into three phases of denominational influence: the Methodists in the nineteenth century, the Baptists in the twentieth century, and Pentecostal groups in the twenty-first century.