FaithProfile

A Filipino. Born-again christian since 1981. Former Roman Catholic-Youth Marian Crusade member. Former adherent  to Reconstructionist and “flat line” covenant theology.

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But now -Lausanne-Evangelical, Dordtian, Kuyperian, Van Tillian, Vossian, Marrowmen Free Offer of Grace,  and New Covenant Theology adherent.

I also believe that to preach and teach the bible one must use a redemptive-historical-eschatological hermeneutic that gives justice to the divine-human organic nature of the Scriptures. It must be also faithful to the contextual and canonical settings of the verses -And to remain relevant to the people of God-it must be appropriately illustrated and applied in their lives.

Works for a private electric utility as an electrical engineer-and team leader. Father of 4 kids-Uel, Mai, Enye and Ebeng. Husband to a loving and beautiful wife-Bel.  Loves to read theology, philosophy, history, arts and current news.

My Family

My Family

Theological favorites are Calvin, Kuyper, Bavinck,Turretin, Murray,Berkouwer, Berkhof, Stott, C.S. Lewis, Van Til,Henry Stob, John Frame, John Macarthur, John Piper, James B. Jordan, Robert Brinsmead, Gresham Machen,Karl Barth, James Packer, John Owens, Charles Spurgeon and Francis Schaeffer.

Current favorite pastors are: DA Carson, Tom Schriner,Al Mohler, Mark Dever, Sam Storm, Andreas Kostenberger,Russell Earl Kelly, John Reisinger, Fred Zaspel, Blake White, Vern Poytress, Neil Anderson and Tim Keller.

I also love the music of Fleetwood Mac, U2, Eagles, Beatles, Bon Jovi, Heart, Patty Smyth, Journey, Lionel Richie,Barry Mannilow, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crowe, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Rogers, Air Supply, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Olivia Newton-John and Bee Gees.

I like the following movies: Braveheart, MadMax 2-3, Die Hard 4.0,Star Wars 1-6, Matrix 1-3, Patriot, We are Soldiers, Notting Hill, LOTR 1-3, Rocky1-6, Rambo 1-4.

Likes to walk, read books, listen to classic rock, watch CSI-Miami, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, Cold Case,Without a Trace,Burn Notice,West Wing, Lie to Me, House MD and Mentalist.

I previously worked as production supervisor at IMI, pastor-trainee at BFHCF, safety and staff engineer at UNISOL, DBASE programmer at Softnet Technologies, private Math tutor and lastly as electrical engineer at a local utility.

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I was a former member of:

1. Community Church of the Risen Lord, España, Manila (IVCF-related church)-1981 to 1982

2. BF Homes Christian felllowship (now Bread from Heaven Christian Fellowship (member of Christian Reformed Church of the Philippines)-1982 to 1991

3. Union Church of Manila, Makati-1991 to 1992 (part of the ushering ministry)

4. Bread from Heaven Christian Fellowship-1992 to 1993

5. Jesus, Lord of All Presbyterian Church-1993 to 2008 (where I served as Board Secretary and Ruling Elder for 14 years)

6. Powerhouse-First Baptist Christian Missions-2009. Former coordinator for the Upkeep Ministry.

7.Former Sunday School Teacher for both Adult and Sr. Elementary children, lay bible study leader, and still an occasional preacher for San Pedro Christian Reformed Church.

Currently an usher  during the 10 AM worship service at VCF Alabang.

I studied my BS Electrical Engineering at University of Santo Tomas and have  two years of Master of Divinity at Asian Theological Seminary (51 units of the required 90 units).

I also functioned as chair-arranger, usher, VP for education for Young People, staff and chairman of  Phil Christian Reformed Church summer youth camp, church board secretary and vice president, and General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the Philippines’  ordained elder since 2005 but local church elder for 14 years.

I am a regular BS leader, Sunday school teacher, preacher and worship leader. I am also a member of the Gideon’s International.  I am also skilled in project and event management. I am not in any preaching schedule right now-but open, even for free-just arrange my travel and/or  lodging arrangements.

You may contact me at the following email address:

1) ravrodriguez@gmail.com

2) ravrodriguez@yahoo.com

Individual Member of the World Reformed Fellowship:

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21 responses to “FaithProfile

  1. Hi,

    Good site!!! Learn more about church history in the Philippines. Hope to use it in my reference and work. Thank you. God bless you.

  2. I was surfing the internet and happened to land on your site. I’ve been a member of CRC all my life. We currently have a number of members of our church from the Philippines. May God bless you and your family

    • Glad to hear that. I am a CRC since 1982 -a year after I became a born agian-Christian. Around 1993, when I got married-we transferred residence-the only church I can relate to freely is a newly formed Presbyterian Church. So from 1993 to 2008 I was a board member and ordained elder of Presbyterina church. I felt into doubts regarding infant baptism-especially the Presbyterian variety (with is Federal Vision variety nagging in my head) so I was suspended by my pastor for doubting it.

      Our family joined a baptist church for 1 year-but found its experience to be wanting. They are very good preachers but Reformed people are not one-preacher type of Christians. We like a broader perspective. Re-reading Geerhardus Vos on progressive redemptive hermeneutic , Dutch writers on the covenant (a lot of pdf is available at the Paideia Press website) and other New Covenantal theology adherents-made me raelized that it is better for me to return to my original denomination. CRC is not perfect-but it has -and still have a broader perspective on things compared with PRC, URC-or even other Presbyterian denominations. The Dutch writers -even the American variety sees things differently and I would like to remain in a denomination that is still growing in maturity and commitment to the Lord and His Creation.

  3. I am an ordained Southern Baptist minister for th past 50 yrs. I started 3 churches in Tarlac and Pampanga, moved to the USA in 1988 and pastor Filipino So. Baptist church for 22 yrs. while working at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California for 15 yrs. I am familiar with some reformed theologyb but strongly disagree with infant baptism. I attended and finished all the courses at the Robert Schuller School of preaching and I love it.

    • Some people get lucky- or blessed. They defend their faith and their beliefs-and they can get away with it-even rewarded. Maybe wisdom is the difference-I had to find it the hard way-former friends and associates can be so hard headed-and cozy with their old beliefs-they felt threaten by new views.

  4. hi bro, stumbled on your blog while looking for a decent church in BF.i have some questions… can we email? would appreciate your thoughts. cheers!

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