Summary: The prophet Daniel wakes up from a vision that is filled with horrific imagery. A prophetic dream (or nightmare) which shows Titans or kaijun emerging to battle humanity in the near future. Then as he nears the end of his, then comes a “Son of Man” to do a rescue mission.
Cover Art: This is just a foretaste of the art that you’ll experience inside the comic. And just by the cover (without giving away the details) you’ll find this is not the usual comicbook artwork. The monsters are scary looking and brooding over Daniel. It gives you that vibe that they’re menacing Daniel in his dream. The purple or maroon (color blind on digital copy) color instead of black still delivers that insidious feel to the reader.
Well, we do sometimes fall for those things. We know there are plenty of counterfeits in the world. That’s why it’s easy to settle for it. It’s because there are plenty and readily available for use. But all things fake have something in common: it won’t last. It will soon bend and break. Fakes are not something for the long haul.
In the ministry, men and women shouldn’t settle for something that will not last. When everything is caving in to us in the ministry, what do we do? What could help us be ready for the ministry that will sustain us to the very end?
The church fathers are gifts to the church. They’re the one who (some of them) went under the teaching of the original disciples before the apostolic era ceased. They’re the ones who are able to hold Scriptures in their original language.They were the original benefactors of canonicity of Scriptures and creeds. They were there when the church was in its infancy. The church fathers were there going head to head with philosophers and presenting Christianity. This is but a few of what they have done and been through. And what a privilege that is to serve God in those times.
Though we can say lots of great things about them, the church fathers are, like us, humans and capable of errors. They have a fair share of blunders like in our time when it comes to teaching the Bible. Fallible as they are, they were the forefront on the development of hermeneutics starting with patristic biblical interpretation. So if we want to know how these church fathers interpret the Bible, we should not ask how the church fathers interpret the Bible but first and foremost, the question should be: how do the church fathers read their Bibles?
A time travelling plot is a staple in children’s books. Like what I reviewed last January, there is always room for this kind of story. Stories like these embrace the unknown that give such thrill to our little ones.
In the case of Christian children’s books, time travelling is not the end of itself. The story must lead to the gospel. Speaking the gospel in the story shouldn’t be just an afterthought. It must be the center. We must always show the essentiality of the gospel or else we might lessen its importance to our children. I’m happy that this new book by Bible teacher, Sinclair Ferguson brings the gospel to the center. How? By going back to the beginning.
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.
Happy Wednesday! Consider this a farewell post for the month of June.
Here’s s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, The Freedom Of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller published by 10 Publishing. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.
“…in Christianity, the verdict leads to performance. It is not the performance that leads to the verdict.”
Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Raising Kids in a Screen-Saturated World by Eliza Huie published by 10 Publishing. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.
“The biggest enemy parents have in raising kids in a screen-saturated world is the same enemy who continues to seek to destroy the work of God in your and your children’s lives. Don’t focus so much on fighting technology. Rather, fight against the ways Satan sneaks in to deceive and destroy.“
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.“
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.
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.”