An Introduction to Zugology

Zugology is the theology of balanced Christianity.  It is a new branch of theology that overarches all current branches of theology, being the summation of them all. Systematic theology, biblical theology, historical theology, experimental theology, comparative theology, etc.  The list goes on. Zugology is that branch of theology which requires the balancing and integrating of …

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The many Comings of Christ

It is common to hear debates about the Second Coming of Christ, but not many people identify His other comings. It reminds me of those charismatics who speak about the 'second blessing' as something to be sought after. If they have had only two blessings, I encourage them to seek some more. Similarly, there are …

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Global, please, not Universal

Universal Credit and the universal flood – really?  The universe was not flooded, and Universal Credit is not even global.  It is a social security benefit in the United Kingdom which, having rolled together and replaced six other benefits, has been called 'universal'.  However, the UK is not the Universe. Many people commonly and wrongly …

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The Synoptic Solution to the Synoptic Problem

The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) have many similar stories, but with very slight variations. For example, Mark tells us Jesus healed blind Bartimaeus Mk 10:46, but Matthew tells us that Bartimaeus had another blind companion Mat 20:30, with the same request at the same time Mat 20:33. So why did Mark mention only …

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Exegesis and eisegesis

As a divinity student in 1980 I came across the term 'exegesis' in reference to the exegesis of Scripture.  It means 'drawing out' the meaning of a written text and Scripture in particular. I was aware of the common problem of people reading into Scripture their own opinion and thus putting into Scripture something that …

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A theological dictionary

I have decided to begin an online theological dictionary with definitions of biblical and theological terms. It will probably include and develop into short articles on these and other themes. Much confusion is created in Christian fellowship meetings by failure to define one's terms. Thus people speak at cross-purposes and confusion develops instead of edification …

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