Hello friends. There have been some changes in my plans for writing.
First, about Light to My Path:
As I announced, the purpose of this essay collection is “for us to use God’s Word as our guide to life.”
The change is that I’m limiting my Scriptural basis on the books of Psalms and Proverbs only.
However, to make sure that I won’t be amiss in my teaching, especially in presenting the whole of God’s message, I’ll be using two classic commentaries as my primary references: Charles Spurgeon’s The Treasury of David, his phenomenal work on the book of Psalms, and Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible.
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Second, about Light of the World:
As I announced, the purpose of this essay collection is “to help you know who Jesus really is — as he is revealed in the Scriptures, and as I have personally experienced him.”
The change is that I’m postponing this collection indefinitely.
Why? I’ve realized that writing this collection isn’t going to be just a matter of course for me…. Instead, it will require much time and effort, things I cannot yet give in the present time.
For example, to talk effectively about Jesus’ earthly life means that I would have to go beyond what the Bible reveals about him in the Gospels, and must know also the geographical, historical, political, and cultural contexts of Palestine during that time.
Furthermore, it is unavoidable that I would have to deal with the many controversies and questions surrounding Jesus, and that is already in the realm of apologetics.
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And third, about Faith Foundations:
This is an essay collection that I proposed, but later postponed. It’s basically about the doctrines of the Christian faith.
Now I’m restoring this collection, because it is my replacement for Light of the World.
My present studies include a primer on systematic theology, and this will be my source of information and ideas for my essays.
My main references will be the three-volume Exploring Christian Theology by Holsteen and Svigel. These are the books we are using in Bible school class.
That is all.