3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Spiritual Warfare

Other gods exist. Read Genesis 3; Exodus 15; Deuteronomy 32; Judges 11:24; Psalm 82, 95, 97; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6, 10:18-22. Here's the bottom line: the gods (elohim) of the nations are actual spiritual beings that are opposed to the one true God—Yahweh Elohim. These false gods are not non-existent or make-believe. They are very real … Continue reading 3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Spiritual Warfare

3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Salvation

1. Salvation is earthy. This one is paradigm shifting. God's salvific plan doesn't do away with physicality, with materialness, with "earthiness" so that we can be in a better spiritual existence usually called "Heaven." This is actually the teaching of Gnosticism (an ancient heresy) not Christianity. God's plan has always been to redeem, to recreate, … Continue reading 3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Salvation

3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Reading the Bible

This new series of blog posts are short reflections based on what the past four years of seminary has taught me. Indubitably (Kawhi voice), these categories are selective and not exhaustive. Some of these things were brand new discoveries and others were solidified or relearned. The first question: What has seminary taught me about reading … Continue reading 3 Things Seminary Taught Me: Reading the Bible