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    The Nature of Conflict

    There is a myth that conflict is inherently wrong, or even inherently sinful. This myth is likely perpetuated by the reality of our consistent failures when it comes to how we respond to the various conflicts in our lives. In…

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    Tigay and Brueggemann Comparison Paper

    Tigay and Brueggemann have each authored what are apparently complete opposite (in terms of approach and focus) commentaries on Deuteronomy. This much seems clears from the outset, given among other factors, the nature of and purpose of the two series…

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    Dealing with Conflict

        I appreciated the opportunity to review several articles related to conflict and conflict resolution, particularly as it relates to “in the trenches” ministry. It was because of this fact that I was able to derive the greatest value.…

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    CULTURE, HIERARCHY, AND SOCIOLOGICAL IMPACT

      Before diving into the formative texts, it may be beneficial to discuss culture, hierarchy, and their combined sociological impact, which are a part of the equation in the discussion of formative texts.  First, a culture is created when influence…

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    Paul Ministry and Writings

      There are four historical/archeological pinpoints that must be considered when constructing a chronology of Paul’s ministry and writings. The death of Aretas IV, king of Nabetea—between A.D. 38 and 40 (2 Cor 11:32-33; Acts 9:23-25). Paul visited Jerusalem three…