Directory

This Directory provides many of the articles, seminars, lectures, study guides and books offered by the Aquila and Priscilla study center as presented over a number of years. The topics include theology, church history, Christian living, the practice of godliness in daily life and defending the faith. This latter category includes both apologetics and evangelism, which are intertwined and together answer the Apostle Peter’s injunction to “be  ready always to give an  answer to everyone who asks you a reason  for the hope that is in you  with meekness and fear”  (I Peter 3:15).

Each heading in the Directory lists the materials that are available now, or  that will be posted  later.  The listings in red can be downloaded now.  Others (as indicated) can be purchased through Pay Pal.

The book No Place For Sovereignty is   on Amazon, and a link is provided.  The latest book The Perfections of Scripture: The Bible in the Life of the Christian is in process of publication.

These essays and other materials provide tools to help you in understanding and using the Bible in your everyday life.  Each of us has a worldview—a lens through which we see, interpret and interact with the world around us. We believe that it is every Christian’s responsibility to conform his or her worldview as completely as possible to that revealed in the Word of God (Eph. 4; 23; Col. 3:10; Phil. 3:10).  Truth exists; the Bible has answers, and each Christian will look to the Scripture to find them. We are to encourage and help one another to grow and become more like our Lord. No one of us has all the knowledge or insight we need to live our lives in the way of Christ. Therefore, it is our responsibility to learn from one another.  We should each of us give to the Body of Christ what God has given to us.

We offer these essays, articles and   books with the prayer that God will use them in your life as you grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord Jesus. Further, we pray that what you find here will encourage both the reading and the study of God’s Word.

What is Apologetics?

The Christian’s Apologetic Responsibility
Unity of Apologetics and Evangelism in the New Testament
Paul At Athens
Biblical Basis of Presuppositional Apologetics
What Is Truth?

History

An Outline of Western Church History
Christian Philosophy of History
Key Periods
Preparation for the Messiah
Origins of the N.T.
The Apostolic Age
Apostolic Fathers and Apologists
Early Church to Nicea
Rise of Catholic Tradition
The Catholic Synthesis
Renaissance
Reformation
English Puritanism
Enlightenment
American Puritanism and Deism
Evangelical Awakening
Rise of Liberalism
Fundamentalism
The Calvinistic Revival

How to Enjoy the Bible

How To Enjoy The Bible
Basic Tools for Personal Study
Reference Materials
Bible Encyclopedias
Building your commentary collection
Methods of Bible Study
Book Studies
Bible Characters
Topical Studies
Verse by Verse Exegesis
The Bible As Literature
Types of Bible Literature
Power and Influence of the Bible

Theology

What is Theology and How Does It Work?
The Loci: Principle Divisions of Systematic Theology (Dogmatics)
Theological Constructs: Package Deals and Word Games
Protestant Theology Since The Reformation
Calvinistic or Reformed Theology
Theological Education in the Local Church
Why I Am Not A Hypercalvinist *
Absolute Necessity of Sound Doctrine *
The Law a Unity

Eschatology

The Coming One in the Old Testament: The Basis Of New Testament Christology
Cultural Continuity in the Kingdom of God

Christian Living And The Practice Of Godliness

Encouragement in Growing in Grace
Scripture Reading Guide (Daily Devotional Guide)
Spiritual Development essays

Book Reviews

Reviews

Books

bookCoverthumbNo Place For Sovereignty: What’s Wrong with Freewill Theism
by R.K. Wright
In recent years an increasing number of evangelical thinkers have called for a reevaluation of our understanding of God, making a case for what has variously been called “freewill theism” or the “open view” of God. R. K. McGregor Wright sees their efforts not as something radically new, but a contemporary reaffirmation of Arminianism.

Concerned that evangelicals may soon find no place for sovereignty in their thinking, Wright sets out to show what’s wrong–biblically, theologically and philosophically–with freewill theory in its ancient form. Along the way, he provides a short course in historical theology, making a fresh, powerful case for the Reformed emphasis on God’s sovereign grace. Wright also meets challenges head-on with a discussion of the Arminian position and a chapter on the problem of evil. Finally, he subjects to close scrutiny the recent work of Clark Pinnock, a contemporary advocate of freewill theism.

Regardless of where readers’ sympathies lie, they will want to hear, think through and respond for themselves to the arguments Wright makes on behalf of the Reformed understanding of God. Buy on Amazon

The Disappointed God

The Perfections of Scripture

Links

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