Author Archives: Mark Morikawa

12 Principles of Prayer

Here are twelve principles of prayer gathered from summarizing the twelve chapters in D.A. Carson’s book, Praying With Paul. Consider these principles when practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer: Wise planning, using a system that works for you, will ensure … Continue reading

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Why Spiritual Disciplines?

My third course through Western Seminary was “Practicing Prayer and Other Key Spiritual Disciplines,” which was a study of the various biblical spiritual disciplines. The video lectures and live seminar was conducted by Professor Rob Wiggins, Ph.D. with additional video lectures from Professor Arturo Azurdia, D.Min., Professor … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the highest grossing film of 2017, making over $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide. And that’s despite a mid-December release date. The highly anticipated film turned out to be a polarizing one for fans of the … Continue reading

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A Biblical Theology of the Sabbath

My second course through Western Seminary was Understanding Biblical Theology, which was a study of the whole story of the bible. The video lectures and live seminar was conducted by Professor Todd Miles, Ph.D. with additional video lectures from Professor Arturo Azurdia, D.Min., and pastor/author Michael … Continue reading

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An Apostolic Hermeneutic

Can we interpret the bible like the apostles did? This question came up in my Hermeneutics class, and in the second course I have taken, Understanding Biblical Theology. Both Patrick Schreiner and Todd Miles would answer in the affirmative. Before … Continue reading

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Hermeneutical Axioms

My first course through Western Seminary was Hermeneutics, which is the study of the interpretation of scripture. All of my seminary study will be based on the bible, so it makes sense to start with a solid foundation on how … Continue reading

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Western Seminary

I’m starting my seminary education today! Two opportunities came together leading to this incredible blessing. One, my church wanted to pay for my theological training at the seminary level. And two, Western Seminary and The Gospel Coalition Hawaii were partnering … Continue reading

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