Posts in Culture

Why Every Church Will Always Need a Women’s Ministry, Part Three

By Nell Sunukjian May. 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Culture, Ministry and Leadership

In this third post about women’s ministry, I’d like to reflect on the condition of Women’s Ministry in the local church as I see it.

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Pre-Marital Counseling Asian-American Style, Part Three

By Ben Shin May. 21, 2014 3:00 p.m. Church Life, Culture, Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership

In my last blog, I explored some of the key differences of the dynamics of Asian-American weddings specifically in relationship to “honoring” the parents and their guests at the wedding ceremony. In this blog, I’d like to discuss some of the challenges related to the relational dynamics of the different families prior to marriage. This will include “family matching,” approval of different vocations, and the transfer of authority from the father/mother to the husband and bride ...

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When The Church Was A Family—Even From Town To Town!

By Joe Hellerman May. 19, 2014 9:00 a.m. Theology, Biblical Exposition, Church Life, Culture, Missions, New Testament

... Among the unique aspects of early Christianity, when compared to other religious options in the ancient world, are the relationships the early Christians shared across geographical boundaries. The church was a family—not only locally but also from town to town ...

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A Psalm for South Korea

May. 5, 2014 1:44 p.m. Culture, Evangelism, Missions

Quiet grieving in the company of the bereft — neither providing answers nor hasty words about “being in a better place” — is among the highest and humblest ways we live out our Romans 12 calling to “weep with those who weep.” It’s even true when we comfort the profoundly grief-stricken who are complete strangers.

This is what I told 35 Biola Chorale students as we rode through the night’s rain toward Jindo Island on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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Ukrainian Students Press On

Apr. 29, 2014 4:00 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Culture, Evangelism, Ministry and Leadership, Missions

Despite nearly five months of instability in Ukraine, students in the Talbot School of Theology Kyiv Extension are pressing on with their ministries and with their studies.

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Update on Biola’s Extension Site in Ukraine

Apr. 23, 2014 3:00 p.m. Christian Education, Culture, Missions

Biola’s Talbot School of Theology extension site in Kyiv, Ukraine opened its doors to the first group of students in the spring of 2007 and exists to help meet the great need for theological education across the former Soviet Union. Professor Mark Saucy shares about Biola's extension site in Kyiv in light of turmoil in Ukraine.

 

 

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Blood Moons and the End of the World

By Mark Saucy Apr. 17, 2014 4:15 p.m. Theology, Historical Theology, Culture, New Testament, Old Testament

... I’m all in favor of blood moons (awe-inspiring astronomical phenomenon!), tetrads (rare!), Jewish feasts (our overly Gentilized Church calendars should be more dominated by these—as they are fulfilled in Christ), and apocalyptic (it can be literal too—resurrection is a feature of apocalyptic and we all believe in that one). But put them together in yet another sensationalized, factually crazy, books-flying-off-the-shelf spectacle for the world, and I just shake my head.  We’re in the same ditch as those who have no hope ...

 

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