Apologetics, Bibliology, Book Review

“Canon Revisited” by Michael J. Kruger — A Book Review

In Canon Revisited, Kruger defends the view that Christians have intellectually sufficient grounds for affirming that the 27 books rightfully belong to the canon of the New Testament (p. 20). Kruger responds to the de jure objection to the NT canon, which argues that Christians have no rational basis to know which books are part… Continue reading “Canon Revisited” by Michael J. Kruger — A Book Review

Personal Reflection, Systematic Theology

Does Jesus’ Death on the Cross Demonstrate God’s Inability? A Theological Response to President Duterte

Before the year ended, President Duterte had another controversial religious comment in an attempt to insult a Roman Catholic view also shared by evangelicals: the death of Jesus on the cross. Duterte argued that if God was nailed to the cross, then he is weak and powerless. The word he used is "nakakawala ng bilib"… Continue reading Does Jesus’ Death on the Cross Demonstrate God’s Inability? A Theological Response to President Duterte

Book Review, Systematic Theology

Book Review: “Five Views on Sanctification” edited by Stanley Gundry

The Counterpoints Series’ Five Views on Sanctification examines five perspectives within evangelicalism on sanctification: 1) the Wesleyan perspective represented by Melvin Dieter, 2) the Reformed perspective represented by Anthony Hoekema, 3) the Pentecostal perspective represented by Stanley Horton, 4) the Keswick perspective represented by J. Robertson McQuilkin, and 5) the Augustinian-Dispensational perspective represented by John… Continue reading Book Review: “Five Views on Sanctification” edited by Stanley Gundry

Systematic Theology

Is “Original Sin” Unfair? A Theological Response to President Duterte

Last month, social media went crazy with polarizing responses to President Duterte’s comments about the stupidity of the doctrine of original sin. In his speech at the opening of the 2018 National ICT Summit in Davao City, President Duterte questioned the fairness of the doctrine of original sin. Why would God create a perfect world… Continue reading Is “Original Sin” Unfair? A Theological Response to President Duterte