Isn’t a pastor mainly a teacher?

By Gary Shogren, Seminario ESEPA, San José, Costa Rica Much of my formative ministry experience took place at a summer Bible Conference in New Hampshire. What I would see was a famous preacher speaking to a crowd of 500 people every morning and night, wowing them with his expositions. In fact, it was sitting in one session... Continue Reading →

Greek, a science?

By Gary Shogren, Seminario ESEPA, San José, Costa Rica Some thoughts I wrote on another wordpress.com blog, which I reproduce with respect to the blogger: Greek study is a science. As with any science, it's not possible to scan the web and read various articles and then make a truly informed decision. There are good... Continue Reading →

“Jesus Christ, Destroyer of Death”

By Gary Shogren, Seminario ESEPA, San José, Costa Rica The reader should go through John 10:22-31, 10:39-11:46, 12:1-2  The story of Jonah is real and historical, I believe, but its main character is not a big fish. The passage about crossing the Red Sea is not a story about sea travel. Likewise, the account about... Continue Reading →

Brian McLaren and Liberation Theology

The following was published as The Wicked will not Inherit the Kingdom of God”: a Pauline Warning and the Hermeneutics of Liberation Theology and of Brian McLaren  in Trinity Journal 31NS (2010) Abstract: Emergent spokesman Brian McLaren promotes a view of the kingdom of God that draws near to and often merges with Liberation Theology. An examination... Continue Reading →

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