I finished my Hermeneutics Mega Course, part of my uThM Program and chose to do both assignments assigned in the Hermeneutics course from the Master’s Seminary. The topic I chose for this second assignment: Is Marriage the First and Preferred State for the Christian Believer?

You can read all of my course assignments here.

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I finished the course Hermeneutics & Bibliology from the Theology Program at Credo House, fulfilling part of my Hermeneutics Mega Course series and figured it was time for a review.

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I finished my Hermeneutics Mega Course, part of my uThM Program and chose to complete the exercises assigned in the Master’s Seminary Hermeneutics course.

You can read all of my course assignments here.

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I finished my Hermeneutics Mega Course, part of my uThM Program and selected this topic for my first course paper.

To do so, I used course lectures from three sources: Koinonia Institute, the Theology Program, and the Master’s Seminary and the additional text, Basic Bible Interpretation.

You can read all of my course assignments here.

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I finished the course Hermeneutics & Bibliology from the Theology Program at Credo House, fulfilling part of my Hermeneutics Mega Course series. Here are my answers to the study questions from the course assignments along with 2 case studies. This will inevitably be a massive post.

You can read all of my course assignments for my Unschooled Master of Theology in Biblical Studies here.

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I finished the course Introduction to Hermeneutics from the Koinonia Institute not long ago, and thought a review was in order.

The study materials used were the video briefing pack from Chuck Missler called Hermeneutics 101.

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Welcome to another Research Journal update, where I provide information about my life, about my writing projects, and about my unschooled Master of Theology Program (uThM) and life at Eden.

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What a strange and peculiar little book this was, Lolita. What was the author’s intention in writing it, I wonder? Was he plagued by some grotesque infatuation with prepubescent children? It’s the first thought springing to mind. Why else would you write such a tale other than to wrestle with your own demons?

Was it something else he had in mind?

I don’t even remember when I discovered this book, I don’t think it was very long after that I put it on my list and then subsequently picked it up and started reading.

(You can read all of my book reviews here.)

So, lets talk a little about this strange fascination the world has with perversion and the destruction of innocence, and why this book became such a success.….

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What really happens when we die? Do we take an express elevator to heaven or hell, whichever we deserve, as some claim? Or, do we just drift off into a blissful, seemingly never-ending sleep, until we’re awakened again at the resurrection and have to give account for all we’ve said and done?

It’s a peculiar question, fraught with and mired down by a lot of deeply entrenched tradition, hazy folk theology, and creatively interpretative biblical gymnastics.

But, it’s a topic I really wanted to take on when the professor of my Death Course at Yale brought it up in one of his lectures.

So, I made it the subject of one of my papers I wrote for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program (uThM), and I’m kind of surprised with the conclusions I’ve reached.

(You can read all of my assignments and see the coursework I’m undertaking for my uThM program here.)

So, let’s try to answer the question: Is there validity to the concept of soul sleep?

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What is the purpose of the tiny letter at the end of the bible written by some fella named Jude (actually, Judas)? What point was he trying to make? What was he getting at with all of these Old Testament and extra biblical examples?

Was he right or could he possibly have been mistaken?

In this paper I wrote for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program (uThM), I attempt to uncover the answers to these questions and discover what in the world Jude was getting at.

(You can find out more about my uThM program by clicking here and read all of my assignments and see the coursework I’m undertaking here.)

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Is it possible that Western Culture is doomed? Are we on a downward trajectory that ends with America being wiped off the map? Nuclear war, maybe? Economic collapse? Something worse?

Don’t believe it can happen? Ask the people who used to live in the Soviet Union. Ask a Roman….if you can find one…..

Societies fall all the time. In fact it seems almost inevitable. The Pandya dynasty in India lasted over 2000 years, but it ended. The Roman Empire lasted nearly 1500 years before it bit the dust. Assyrians, 1000 years.

There is a list as long as my arm of empires that lasted well over 400 years, all now gone.

The United States? How long have we lasted?

243 years.

Yesterday, I stumbled onto a website by a PhD candidate doing research in sociology. He reviewed the work of an anthropologist from the 1940’s and came away with an interesting question – about America. Ready for the bad news?

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Did Jesus come back to life, soul, spirit, and body? Or, did he just manifest himself to the disciples as an ethereal spirit, a kind of ghostly apparition that could walk through walls and vanish into thin air – you know, all the things any self-respecting ghost could do?

It’s a question that has occupied many a theologian and not a few philosophers over the course of human history, and it’s something I tackled in this paper I wrote for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program (uThM), and I discovered the bible actually has quite a lot to say about it.

(You can read all of my assignments and see the coursework I’m undertaking for my uThM program here.)

So, get ready to have your mind blown as we answer the question:

Is the Bodily Resurrection a viable philosophical proposition?

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