Essays

Essay Description Author
As in Adam, So in Christ McCallum explains why position in Christ is the key to real, rather than superficial change in the Christian life. This essay is adapted from his book, Walking in Victory. Dennis McCallum
Baptism at Xenos Lead Pastor Gary DeLashmutt answers the questions of what the Biblical purpose of baptisms is and why Christians should be baptized, and briefly describes how baptisms are performed at Xenos. Gary DeLashmutt
Calvinism & Arminianism: Controversial Passages Dennis and Gary briefly exposit a number of passages from the perspectives of Calvinism and Arminianism. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Christology Outline Dennis and Gary provide an outline of a Biblically based understanding of Christ. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Early German Lutheran Pietism's Understanding of Justification Gary DeLashmutt examines the views of justification of three early German pietists - Johann Arndt, Philip Jacob Spener and August Hermann Francke. Gary DeLashmutt
For Whom Did Jesus Die? Did Jesus die for everyone or only for those who believe in him? Xenos leader Conrad Hilario examines the historical Calvinist doctrine of limited atonement. Conrad Hilario
Legalism in Translation How the Bible is translated colors how we understand it. In this essay, Dennis examines how certain translations allow their legalistic bias to color the way in which they translate the text. Dennis McCallum
Man's Part and the Law's Part in Sanctification Dennis and Gary outline what our role is in sanctification, as well as what part the Law plays. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
The Christian Doctrine of Substitutionary Atonement The Atonement has become the subject of discussion arising from the Emerging Church movement. Conrad Hilario examines the historical doctrine along with some of the challenges being raised by Emergent writers. Conrad Hilario
The Extent and Nature of Biblical Inspiration This essay is a portion taken from a reaction paper on the question of partial inerrancy, written in 1987. Dennis McCallum
The Shepherd Motif in the Old and New Testament Mary Beth examines the Shepherd motif found throughout the Old and New Testaments and the significance of Jesus claiming to be the Good Shepherd. Mary Beth Gladwell
Theology Proper Dennis and Gary briefly outline the nature and attributes of God, citing Biblical support. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt
Verbal Plenary Inspiration This outline defines, and lays out a brief case for, verbal plenary inspiration. Dennis McCallum and Gary DeLashmutt