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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.

Paul and The State

Never Resist, Except When You Should Resist Brent Blackwell God Ordains the Good and the not so Good The Bible is rich in traditions of civil resistance and opposition against governing authorities. Hebrew midwives challenged the Egyptian Pharaoh, refusing to … Continue reading

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Why Study the Apostle Paul?

Hannah Homiller Who is Jesus of Nazareth? Can he have really been resurrected? In what capacity is he God? Does this messiashship mean the coming Kingdom of God? There are all questions pressing upon early converts of the Christian movement. … Continue reading

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Is Paul’s Life and Work Reconstructible?

In the previous blog, we took a look at the significance and importance of Paul, but mainly on his letters rather than his persona. Although Paul wrote extensive letters to different churches, it is difficult to know about his life … Continue reading

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Paul’s Early Life – Six Words

Once asked to summarize his life in a single sentence, American author Ernest Hemingway wrote, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Creatively and powerfully, this renowned author expressed a lifetime of experiences and knowledge in six words. This same approach … Continue reading

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Apostle to the Gentiles

(written as if Paul is the narrator of the events that occurred along his journey as an Apostle to non-Jewish communities in the Grego-Roman world) Hello world, it is Paul, aka, the “Apostle to the Gentiles” here. Many of you … Continue reading

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Apostle Against Apostles

“Am I not an Apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord (1 Cor. 9:1)?” “Paul, an apostle, sent… by Jesus Christ and God the Father (Gal. 1:1).”  Consistently in his writings, Paul misses no chances to reinforce and remind … Continue reading

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FOTORACIONES

Al despedirse la tarde con un tierno adiós, mi corazón te da las gracias por tu compañía, protección y guía…

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FOTORACIONES

  Volamos en las alas del pensamiento y la imaginación para rendirle nuestra adoración…

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“Through the eyes of faith, religion is a human attempt to satisfy the needs of the soul through a mystical encounter with a transcendental reality”

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Old City Gates: In and Out

As fundamental parts of the walls whose foundations take us back to the times of Solomon and Nehemiah and which were later rebuilt by the Ottomans in the 1500’s A.D., the 8 main gates of Jerusalem bring to life the … Continue reading

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