Book Review: “Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics” (Matt W. Lee)

Ad fontes might be a call by the Reformation to go back to the Scriptures to find affirmation of what doctrines we should live by. As our culture goes farther and farther from the Judeo-Christian influence, we need to guard and defend it. I think ad fontes should and with much gusto that we apply this also in apolgetics. Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics authored by Matt Lee, helps us get into this matter by going back to the Scriptures and zooming in with the Apostle Paul’s apologetic approach.

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Comicbook Review: “Perpetua” (Art Ayris and Jeff Slemons)

Summary: Perpetua is a story of one of the earliest Christian women recorded outside of Scriptures that suffered persecution because of her faith. Little was known of her but here death under the hand of Rome is an incredible story.

Cover Art: Similar to cover the of Martyrs comicbook but Slemons gives a sweeping cinematic look that you’ll always want to stare at. While that comic is minimalist cover, this one is masterpiece in itself. If this comic is on the shelf with other comics, surely this is an eye grabbing cover and you’ll be picking it up and read it on the spot. Slemon rendered his art on the cover (and interior) that can only be called epic.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics” (Matt W. Lee)

Have a blessed day to all!

Here’s s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Cultural Contextualization of Apologetics by Matt W. Lee published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.

The first way Paul forges the cultural connection is by the use of cultural point of contact and culturally contextualized communication that includes the use of specific language and forms that generate greater cultural receptivity from the audience. The second way Paul forms the cultural connection is by building up cultural solidarity with the hearers, which gains him admission into the hearers’ culture, allowing him to speak as a cultural insider.

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Demystifying the Bible

For me, as a former fundamental Baptist or Bible Baptist (as they are called here in the Philippines), if we want to talk about what Bible version to read, obviously the KJV or KJB (King James Bible) is our go to Bible. With it’s great reputation as the best selling and most loved version, we can trust this version. However, the truth is that the KJV is difficult to read and to absorbed. but since it’s “THE only Bible we should read and all other Bible version are corrupt” we stick to it. Ironically (hypocritically), preachers in this group uses a diglot Bible which includes a Tagalog translation which is not KJV to make sense of the KJV English.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “How The Church Fathers Read the Bible” (Gerald Bray)

It’s been a while since I posted some quotes from the book I recently finished. The reasons are I’m busy and the book is long or technical too read. But anyways, here’s s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, How The Church Fathers Read the Bible by Gerald Bray published by Lexham Press. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.

“The fathers of the church could not know that we would still be reading their works today, nor could they have had any idea of how the gospel would spread across the world and take root in places of which they had never heard. Their faith has been vindicated in ways that they could not have known or suspected. We are called to learn from their example and to take heart in the fact that God has not changed, that his promises remain fi rm, and that in his good time he will reveal the fruits of our faith in the life of his people.”

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Comicbook Review: “Justin Martyr” (Art Ayris and Richard Bonk)

Summary: In this one-shot comicbook, Ayris and Bonk teams up to give a legit brief biography of this early Christian apologist, his conversion to Christianity, his teachings, death and legacy.

Storytelling: This comic is straight forward biography of this ancient Christian philosopher. Ayris gives us all meat without the extra i.e. heart wrenching stuff because there isn’t much in the life of Justin Martyr. However, as I have said if you want the meat, you’ll find it here. If your into that stuff without falling asleep then get this comic.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “Saving Natural Theology from Thomas Aquinas” (Jeffrey D. Johnson)

Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Saving Natural Theology from Thomas Aquinas” by Jeffrey D. Johnson published by Free Grace Press. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.

“The failure of the natural theology of Thomas Aquinas is not that he sought to construct a theology outside of special revelation but that he sought to build a theology outside of natural revelation.”

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The Freebie Round-Up #128

Let’s end the week with some freebies curated just for you. And hey, please do share ok. If you missed the previous one and some of the old round-up, just scroll down and you’ll find them at the end of this article.

Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.

FREE e-book “Correction, Confrontation, and Condemnations” (Aaron Lee) – Based on a transcript of a sermon delivered by Aaron Lee, this free e-book includes the video of the sermon.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “Are You 100 % Sure You Want To Be An Agnostic?” (Andrew Sach and Jonathan Gemmell)

I’ve started translating a material in Tagalog to be converted into and e-book. It would be a free download and if God willing I’ll share before the end of the year (because it’s fitting to be for that occasion). I have two other projects (one is a another translation and another is writing my own e-book) all would be for free download. So kindly lift up this ministry to God. If you want to help through donation, kindly check the end of this post to find out how you can support me.

Anyways, Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Are You 100 % Sure You Want To Be An Agnostic? by Andrew Sach and Jonathan Gemmell published by 10 Publishing. You can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.

“…agnosticism appeals not because of the fear that Christianity is not true, but because of the fear it’s not good.”

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Book Review: “Read This First” (Gary Millar)

There many books that are geared to help the readers read and understand the Bible. Some are filled with encouraging words. Some engage the reader through witty and clever words. While some delivers a meaty servings of wisdom and knowledge to fill the minds of the readers. Those are good stuff that will draw readers to that book, stick to finish till the end and pick up the Bible to apply what they have learned.

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