Journal of Theology
The Midwestern Journal of Theology is a scholarly journal written to assist Christians and churches in making disciples throughout the world. Published twice a year, each issue includes theological and exegetical articles, inspirational sermons, and reviews of important books.
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Welcome to the Spring 2022 issue of the Midwestern Journal of Theology. We open this issue with the timely and challenging 2021 Faculty Address given by Alan Branch, ‘A Christian Ethical Critique of PubertySuppressing Drugs.’ This is followed by ‘Faithful Flexibility,’ a helpful reminder by Pete Charpentier of Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, of how in sermon preparation one can make a minor point of a text the major point of a message, without missing the main point of the text. Elmer Towns, the co-founder of Liberty University, then contributes a personal, analytical reflection on fifty years of innovative church evangelism. Our penultimate article from Midwestern’s Tyler Sykora, ‘It’s Worse than we Think,’ uses a particular incident from the Gospels to demonstrate that when it comes to the task of biblical interpretation, the better one understands the situational context of a given book, pericope, or word, the more likely one is to arrive at the correct interpretation. Our final submission, ‘No Other Name,’ argues that while the historical background of speeches in the book of Acts has been thoroughly considered, there has been a corresponding lack of attention given to actual preaching. In his article, Jared Bumpers seeks to bring a necessary correction by examining the theology of preaching in Acts.
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