Research Papers

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The following are research papers I have written for college and seminary. Most of them do not represent my finished thoughts on topics, but only my research and a tentative position. The stars after the name represents my opinion of the readability and overall value of the paper.

To comment on a paper, please begin your comment with the title of the paper you are commenting on.

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Modernity and the Roots of Christian Liberalism 2010  *****

– A paper describing the origins of Christian Liberalism.

J. Gresham Machen: The Man Who Wrote ‘Christianity and Liberalism’ 2010 *****

– On the man who (intellectually) conquered Liberalism, and how he did it.

The Role of Women in the Modern Church 2009 ***

– A paper focusing on the Pauline passages on gender roles in the church (Note: this paper represents a stage in a journey towards a more fully developed theology of gender. It is helpful as a perspective, but not necessarily how I would express my current beliefs)

A Study of Gender From Genesis 1-3 2009 ***

– A paper focusing on the Genesis account of the creation of gender (Note: this paper represents a stage in a journey towards a more fully developed theology of gender. It is helpful as a perspective, but not necessarily how I would express my current beliefs)

The Politics of St. Augustine from an Anabaptist Perspective ****

– A paper examining the origins of just-war theory in the mind of Augustine, who then transmitted it to the church. This paper represents a significant leg on my continuing journey towards coming to a conclusion on pacifism/just-war theory.

Stewarding the Environment – 2008 *****

– This is a paper I think is very important for the Evangelical church, which is (in large part) ignoring the pressing needs of a renewed, Christian vision of environmental stewardship.

Do We Need More Than ‘Scriptures Alone’? 2008 ****

– On why the Creeds are vitally important for Evangelicals today

Do Gender-Correct Bibles Accurately Convey Truth in Today’s Age? ***

– On the issues surrounding the decision to include ‘gender-correct’ language in the TNIV

Baptism in the Church 2007 **

– On the methods and purpose of baptism

Sovereignty vs. Free-Will 2007 ***

– On the Armenian/Calvinist debate. Sorry – writing and format are a little rough.

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