Monthly Archives: March 2014

Biblical Epistemology

Through the simple scheme of man, he is so close to understanding God, he is blinded by his own intellect and willingness to share and give back to God, what God has given him. Thus the developed enigma is rooted in the reality that all such concepts as ontology, epistemology, axiology, cosmology, metaphysics, philosophy, rhetoric, mathematics, and linguistics, were pre-existent to man.

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Mask of Doctrine

In the face of biblical dispute or disagreement, the concept of doctrine is humanly bantered about as a justified demarcation of one’s personal truth. Doctrine has become the conceptual mask that hides the root cause of biblical disagreement, thus it is necessary to define the concept contextually for its vast persona. Biblical doctrine cannot be limited, expanded, suppressed, or placated. When a mortal announces, concludes, or identifies a doctrinal violation, what has he/she actually discovered? If a person does not like a particular practice that over time  (in the minds of humanity) has moved from tradition to precedent and precedent to biblical command, can it be classified as doctrinal error? What is biblical doctrine? The answer is at the core of every biblical debate, but rarely is it analyzed. Read the rest of this entry

Spiritual Delusion

In critically investigating the passages listed below, vital lessons are learned concerning the steep fall and crash of humanity. Devotionally, the attention of the human race has been duped into a deep need for visual stimuli and quick fixes. In essence, it ostensibly results in deception, delusion, and an undetected spiritual psychosis. “I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not” (Isaiah 66:4).

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The Critical Importance of Influential Adult Voice & Strong Student Relationships

Unlike any other profession, the strongest work-related and school related relationships are built within the world of k-12 public education. We build and foster deep relationships with colleagues and students. There is something very unique about education that allows us to cultivate intense and long-lasting friendships/relationships. Even as we trek and promote from one district or county to another, our connections and relationships remain strong. On some levels, the relationships we have established with our students also begin to reveal the fact that we are all growing older. Read the rest of this entry

Decolonial Thought: Coloniality and Its TK-12 Educational Impact

Decolonial Thought: Coloniality & Its TK-12 Educational Impact Critically aware of potential internal, uncontrolled, and non-intended resistance, the goal of this brief literary construct is to advance the enigma and need for a generative understanding of the urban student condition through the lens of coloniality, or as some scholars coined the epochs, modernity. Read the rest of this entry

The Priceless Love of a Father

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Is Baptism Really Essential?

The concept of baptism essentiality has been a heatedly debated concept in the world of Christendom, but primarily is a case of Western thought and critique. Based upon early church epochs and New Testament theology, conflict with baptism as part of the atoning or remission-of-sins process, appears to be absent from the discourse of Holy writ. During our current discussion of conversion and baptism, it appears that people have the ability to view the coin or process from opposing sides, failing to harmonize the powerful Word of God on the subject. Why is the essentiality of baptism a debate or issue of division (Matthew 3:16-17). Read the rest of this entry