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About amartinez

Dr. Aquiles E. Martinez is Professor of Religion (Biblical Studies) and Coordinator of the Religion and Philosophy Programs at Reinhardt University. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Martinez has dedicated a good part of his life to equip pastors and church leaders in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experiences so they can serve their communities effectively. In addition to his many books, articles, and essays published in English and Spanish, Dr. Martinez has served several churches and the global community as an effort to help people develop significant relationships with God and their neighbors, especially with marginalized communities.

RUINS OF SAN ANDRÉS: The Mystery of Life and Death and the Deities

This is a pre-Columbian archaeological site that Mayan groups populated and rebuilt since 900 B.C. Because of a nearby volcano activity in A.D. 250 at Ilopango Lake, the settlement was abandoned only to become an important center of Mayan lordship … Continue reading

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FOTORACIONES

Los sagrados reflejos de una sagrada vida  The sacred reflections of a sacred life

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FOTORACIONES

“Yo soy la puerta” “I am the gate” Jesús

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FOTORACIONES

God… a sacred, absent presence waiting for and giving companionship… and you? Dios… una ausente y sagrada presencia esperando y dando compañía… ¿Y tú?

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Paul and Us: A Critique

During the Fall semester of 2016, a group of my students embarked on a journey to study the Apostle Paul from a historical perspective but also from the standpoint of his significance for their lives and the world we live … Continue reading

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Paul and Poverty

Paul’s Quest to End Poverty Ivonne Ramirez-Perez There are numerous types of poverty that may be found in the world the Apostle Paul knew and in our world today. Some of these forms are: spiritual, intellectual, physical, and economic poverty. … Continue reading

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Paul and False Teachers

The Ungodly Get Punishment Ivonne Ramirez-Pérez Ungodly people living in an ungodly world. False prophets among false believers. Outsiders being insiders with walls. Terms of this kind came to mind when reading Jude and 1 & 2 Timothy. But, what … Continue reading

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Paul and Homosexuality

The Apostle to the Gentiles and Homosexual Relations:  My Interpretation Brittany Gaddy  In order to fully understand what Paul says about ‘homosexuality’ in the Bible, we must also consider the factors that influence Paul’s thought processes, word choice, and statements … Continue reading

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Paul and Women

The Place and Role of Women in Paul’s Letters Brittany Gaddy The roles of women in the epistles of Paul are clearly defined, but they are also contradictory at first glance. These roles vary as few women lead alongside men … Continue reading

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Paul and Slavery

An Analysis of the Letter to Philemon Brent Blackwell The Church creates a better world. The Church challenges social injustices. The Church encourages liberty and basic human rights. We have all heard these messages, coming down from the pulpit or … Continue reading

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