The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 1

This is part-one of a four-part series based on a research paper I drafted while in seminary in 2014. The title of the paper is, The Theological Significance of Adam: A Literary Analysis of Romans 5:12-19 and the Imputation of Adam’s Sin. This paper has been cited by a number of students and other bloggers on … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 1

The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 2

This is part-two of our four-part series on Original Sin and the imputation of Adam’s sin onto the human race.  In part-one of our series we discussed the theological reasons and the importance for this study. Theologically, Adam serves as a foreshadowing, a “type” of Christ in the Scriptures. Therefore, theologically speaking for the typology … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 2

The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 3

The following is part-three of our four-part series on Original Sin. I our last article we discussed some of the literature supporting the various views concerning Adam’s sin and its impact to humanity.  In this article we will discuss the concept of corporate solidarity and the idea of how the actions of one person has an … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 3

The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 4

The following is the conclusion of a four-part series on Original Sin. In part-three of our series, we talked about the imputation of sin and how the guilt of Adam’s sin could be transferred to his descendants, all of humanity.  In this article we will discuss the role Adam plays in the theology of the Apostle … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 4

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Identity

In this article, I would like to talk to you about identity—who we perceive ourselves to be, who we are, and who we are becoming. As Christians, this is of foremost importance for it is at the nucleus of our being. Everything we will do in our life, the path we follow and the journey … Continue reading Identity

Spiritual Affections and the Transformed Life

In this article we discuss our affections—that is what we love—and how our loves and affections motivate us toward certain behaviors and actions. In essence, we live toward what we love—it is the end game, the teleos or goal of our lives. We work to achieve, and this is for what we want out of … Continue reading Spiritual Affections and the Transformed Life

The Question of Motive

Every counselor or therapists approaches a session with a counselee with a certain set of presuppositions, a paradigm if you will, by which they understand the person. This points to the need for a model—a biblical model—by which we view behaviors, so we can help the person to gain victory over sin and emotional problems … Continue reading The Question of Motive