Characteristic Elements of the Apostolic Witness

Characteristic Elements of the Apostolic Witness

Theologians have long sought the “elusive center” (Gordon Fee) of biblical theology. That is, what is the central message of the Scriptures and the apostolic witness? Since the Reformation, most Protestants have focused on justification by faith. During the last hundred years, a shift has occurred toward eschatology. Some within the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement have…

The Cross, The Resurrection and Culture

The Cross, The Resurrection and Culture

There are two primary focuses in the New Testament: the first coming of Jesus at the Cross and the second coming of Jesus at the Day of the Lord. Some traditions focus focus primarily on the former, e.g. the Reformed tradition, and some focus on the later, e.g. the Dispensationalist tradition. One focuses on the issues of…