(Author Interview) Reuben Grace

My aim this year is to read more books for children. As far as a book that is very interactive and has a great visual, A Taste of Asia is one of the best so far. You can check my review of this devotional here to know why I really like this book. And because of that, it’s obvious that I would like to get in touch of the author and talk about the book. So here’s my interaction with Reuben Grace of OMF UK and author of A Taste of Asia.

Please tell us about yourself and how you came to know Christ.

I grew up in a Christian home in the UK, near Stratford-on-Avon in the Midlands, where William Shakespeare was born. In fact, my dad is a missionary kid, growing up in Laos where my grandparents served with OMF in the 1960s. While I went to church with my parents and heard about Jesus, I came to personal faith in him when I was 18. A friend at school asked me about my faith and it prompted me to think more personally about the faith I’d inherited from my parents and grandparents. As I started reading the Bible myself, I discovered the things I’d heard about Jesus were true. I was baptized in March 2013.

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Book Review: A Biblical Counseling Process (Lauren Whitman)

As a Christian who is looking for resources that will help us as individuals and as a member of a church we need something that is completely saturated with the Gospel. The Gospel is the factor not just to save us from our sins but also drive us into action. The Gospel compel us to reach out to this lost world to give answers filled with hope. We are not just to give answers that spells apologetics but answers that will cater to other needs. Due to the changing times and culture, we find ourselves gravitating to resources that are effective and concise. Which might be a challenge to authors that carries a weighty message. Conveying it in a short volume might steal the essentials needed to connect the message to those who are in need.

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “The Two Fears” (Chris Poblete)

Hello guys! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. The Two Fears by Chris Poblete is published by Cruciform Press and 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.

“For the Christian, the fear of the Lord does not diminish the gospel of grace; it amplifies it. This reverential fear makes his grace more amazing, his mercy more grand, his justice more right, and his love more astounding.”

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity”(Michael J. Kruger)

Hello guys! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. The Ten Commandments of Progressive by Michael J. Kruger is published by Cruciform Press and 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.

If the church is going to hold fast to “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3), then we must be able to distinguish the true faith from those things that masquerade as the true faith.”

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Pinoy Reformed Recap (September 2021)

This is that time of the month that we look back some social media highlights of Reformed/Calvinist individuals and ministries that you might have missed. These includes upcoming events, news, blog post, podcast, books and anything that is worth checking out. In case you miss out some of my post on this blog and on other website I contribute, I have that too here. See you after 30 days!

Pinoy Teolohiya –If your looking for a English-Cebuano theological blog, then click the link and enjoy this one.

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Can You Separate the Preacher from His Bible?

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If we are people of the Book, then how do shepherds of the church under the guidance of our Great Shepherd, conduct themselves as they feed the flock with every Word found in that Book? If the Bible is the final authority of the Christian in life here and the next, what kind of diligence should a pastor conduct to make sure the believers under his care knows ultimately a book that means life and death to his soul?

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(Interview) Obbie Tyler Todd On the Atonement of Jesus Christ

The word atonement is a key to understand the relationship with God and sinful man through Christ’s death. Without the atonement, what Christ accomplished is mere heroic deed. Atonement is the game changer when viewing deeply what the death on the cross really mean for the believers position before a holy God. Author Obbie Tyler Todd opened another view of this important doctrine, in his book The Moral Governmental Theory of Atonement which is, as the title suggest, moral governmental theory (MGT). I haven’t heard this view so I reach out and chat with him about this. He has another book also tackling MGT which is the latest, titled A Baptist at the Crossroad. So we chat about it plus upcoming works in this interview:

Would you consider A Baptist At The Crossroad as a sequel to your previous book The Moral Governmental Theory of Atonement?

Thanks for the opportunity to talk about the book. To answer your question, I’d say: this book is part 2 in a 3-part series! I’ll explain. I began writing this book first. It’s a revised version of my dissertation at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. My focus all along was Richard Furman, a neglected figure in Baptist history who I decided to study. I was introduced to him by Tom Nettles at Southern Seminary during my Th.M. years. However, when I began reading Furman’s writings, I discovered that in order to understand Furman’s doctrine of atonement, I would need to first master the moral governmental view of atonement because he seemed to integrate the theory into his overall view.

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “The Registered Church in China”(Wayne Ten Harmsel)

Here are my favorite quotes from the book, “The Registered Church in China” by Wayne Ten Harmsel published by Pickwick Publications an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. If you want to support the author, you can buy the book by following this link.

“..the church believes that it should be able to function unhindered by the power or influence of the State, without the humiliation of registration. At the same time, the State claims the right to rule unhindered by any moral opposition from the church. Both claim to be seeking hexie, harmony. “

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Redeeming “Iglesya”

In our translation team, someone raised a question on what word that we should use for “church” in Tagalog. Is it “iglesya”, “simbahan” or something else? This is an interesting question considering that it does bring confusion not just Christians but to unbelievers we are reaching out.

I already pointed this in an article that iglesya is one of the misunderstood theological term here in the Philippines. I think it’s worth exploring it again here because I think it’s more than a question if such word should be used. The issue can be more deep than that. I think as we Christian who doesn’t want to misrepresent the gospel, so it should be our motive also to rightfully show what a church really is according to the Scriptures.

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