Author: tyrellh

Psychology and Theology: Part 3

In the last two posts, I showed the problems that exist in trying to relate theology and Psychology. Today I want to ask, what is the solution to relating the two. Let me start off by saying that in order to do this both the theologian and the psychologist need to act against their better…

Psychology and Theology: Part 2

Last time I spoke about two problems which cause tension between the disciplines of Theology and Psychology. We spoke firstly about the subjective nature of Psychological claims and the objective nature of theological claims. We then briefly looked at the second issue with Psychologists focus on immediate reality and practice, while theologians tend to focus…

The Approach of a Good Pastor

Pastors should be the most positive person in the room. I get that in part from 1 Peter 1:2 which says Pastors are to be “eager to serve.” By positive I don’t mean they steer away from difficult subjects, or they just encourage all the time. But rather, they have an optimistic outlook because they…

Book Review: Biblical Church Revitalization by Brian Croft

The rate of churches closing is unable to keep up with the rate of churches being planted in the West. Consider that reality. When churches close, a witness, a lampstand is removed from a community, leaving behind only darkness. Effort, sweat, toil, tears and sometimes blood brought that church into existence, and now where the…

Defining Masculinity

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A SINGLE DEFINITION OF MASCULINITY A serious realist definition of masculinity would need to be more than a singular definition — it would need to be a single superstructure of concepts that explain the unity and diversity of male experience. The best definition of masculinity will maintain the ideal of the concept and still make…

Psychology and Theology: Part 1

At least three things cause tension between Theology and Psychology, today I want to explore two: 1) Psychology and subjectivity. Psychology[i] is a soft science. It is susceptible to philosophical influences because the target of its study is immaterial (the human mind). Even the most secular materialistic psychologists acknowledge that the object if there is…

Sandra Haag’s Story

The following is an excerpt from a booklet my mother wrote, she is now at home with the Lord after serving Him as best as she could. In her zeal for evangelism she mingled her story of coming to know Jesus with an apologetic against pretty much every major religion. I have removed the extensive…

Understanding Zechariah 14 – Part 6

Today is our final look at Zechariah 14 where we see the holiness of the Jerusalem to come. Verse 20-21 reads: 20 And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the Lord.” And the pots in the house of the Lord shall be as the bowls before…

Understanding Zechariah – Part 5

Today is our penultimate study of Zechariah 14,  and we come to verses 16-19. This passage speaks about what happens to the Gentile nations after the climactic events of the previous sections. 16 Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the…

Understanding Zechariah 14 – Blog 4

The next section of Zechariah I will cover is v12-15. It reads 12 And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will…