ISSN / EISSN : 1829-9474 / 2407-4047
Published by: Sekolah Tinggi Theologia Jaffray Makassar (10.25278)
Total articles ≅ 427
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Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 20; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v20i1.641
This research aims to examine the reality of peace in Toraja. Conflicts in neighbouring areas have surrounded the last ten years. This type of research is a qualitative approach with ethnography methods. This research aims to look at virtue in Toraja human nature, the environment, oneself, and God or all at once. This research seeks to explain, evaluate, and study the portrait of the encounter of the peaceful reality of Toraja culture with the most significant importance of peace in the Bible. It can be concluded that the unique moral qualities in the minds of the Torajan people can be interpreted as the interconnectivity of values in the cosmic integrity of the Toraja people. The monumental work of translating the Bible into Sura' Madatu became the shaper of a new character. The expression to love the enemy is one of the ultimate values in the teachings of Jesus and shocking many people. The value of peace that is embryonic in the human mind of Toraja is very effective when it is renewed (value) and reconstructed (form) into the concept of shalom.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 20; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v20i1.621
This study attempts to analyze the critical role of God-fearers in developing the early Christian identity. Luke-Acts uses ethnic reasoning to define the Christian community. They use words such as gentiles, unbelievers and other ethnic group such as Romans, Greeks as outsiders. The race and ethnicity study provides the theory to understand how people from different groups attempt to accept each other and negotiate their differences, such as their cultures, belief, and social relationship. God-fearers have an important role in the early Christian mission because through them. The mission goes out from Jerusalem to the entire Roman Empire. The mission in the diaspora has mixed members, including Jewish Christians and Gentiles. Both groups enter into table fellowship, which develop a distinct Christian identity.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 20; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v20i1.644
Scholars generally interpret the character of Pilate (John 18-19) in terms of his personality traits. He is seen either as having a strong character or a weak one. This article seeks to understand his character differently, by seeing his function within the narrative of John 18-19. This article argues that John employs Pilate as his narrative medium to ironically and gradually depicts Jesus’s kingship over the Jews as well as showing his kingship as superior to the Roman emperor.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 20; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v20i1.619
This article aims to analyze a topic that is often the subject of discussion among Christians and theologians in particular. The issue to be explored is politics in the Old Testament as a biblical study. Through this article, we will seriously describe the views of Old Testament experts on politics and then see its relationship with Theopolitics as a critical part offered in the Old Testament. This article will analyze and conclude comprehensively “what it really looks like” the Old Testament looked at politics and tried to relate it in the Indonesian context.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 20; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v20i1.640
The negative impact of artificial intelligence is the ability of generations without a sense of care for themselves. In the frenzy of technological advances and the massive capabilities of social media, it turns out that there is a dangerous space that this generation often doesn't realize, namely loneliness. Since the discovery of internet technology, lonely sufferers have experienced a spike among digital people. They often feel lonely and seemingly asymptomatic. If pastoral stewardship does not address this problem, the digital generation is bound to feel lonely, depressed, which can lead to suicide. They experience a decreased quality of life despite being in the church and parental care. The question is, what are the causes and effects of this problem of loneliness? What practical steps can shepherds take? And what kind of pastoral strategy is there to tackle the loneliness epidemic ravaging the digital generation? The purpose of this study is  to describe the causes and adverse effects of loneliness problems.  Describe simply practical steps a shepherd can take in dealing with loneliness.  Describe her pastoral and stewardship strategies as a solution to the problem of loneliness among this digital generation. The method used in this research is Systematic Literature Review (SLR) for journal papers published in 2016-2021. Contribution of this research ;  For spiritual practitioners and educators who are directly related to recovery from the loneliness of the digital generation,  as a reference for pastoral teams and pastoral candidates in local church stewardship,  practical steps for parents in overcoming loneliness problems digital child they experienced.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 19, pp 166-183; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v19i2.579
Habakkuk’s prophecy that the righteous will live by his belief (Hab. 2:4a) resonates in Paul’s letters, especially the text of Roma ns 1:17. This paper describes the authentic meaning of the term ‘believe’ in Habakkuk’s prophecy. Furthermore, this accurate meaning gets a more specific articulation in Paul’s idea of faith. This paper uses the Historical-Critical method and analyzes the text of Habakkuk 2:4b and the text of Rome 1:17. The correlation between these two texts comes to formulate the faith of the righteous in Christianity, namely credibility, justice, firmness, and faithfulness in carrying out the truth based on love, credibility, justice, firmness, and loyalty to fulfil God’s will.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 19, pp 184-201; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v19i2.599
Parenting adolescents during the pandemic is a considerably challenging endeavour. The parenting style of families constitutes a crucial factor in the shaping of adolescent characters and spirituality. Family is primary socialization through which adolescents develop their character and spirituality. Parenting patterns in adolescents have a significant impact on their personality and spirituality. This is evidenced in the love of God. This research employed an ex post facto design. The results revealed that parenting styles families adopted during the pandemic impacted adolescent characters and spirituality. The data analysis showed an interaction between parenting style variables and adolescent characters and the spirituality of Batak adolescents indicated by the R square value of 97.1%.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 19, pp 202-217; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v19i2.564
This research was motivated by concerns about the problem of modern slavery. The author will interpret Exodus 20:8-11 on the Sabbath to respond to the issue of slavery. The method of interpretation that will be used is deconstruction and social criticism. The use of the social criticism method sees the text as a practice of discourse that is ideologically charged and has specific interests. The text is not neutral but rather is advocating. In the text itself, two social groups conflict with each other. The interpretation of the existing Sabbath is interpreted normatively, legalistically, ritualistically, sociologically, theologically and eschatologically. The results of reinterpreting the Sabbath using a deconstructive method show that the Sabbath has been abolished because every day is interpreted as a forced workday. Forced labour is driven by fear and worry. The Sabbath was forgotten for political and economic motives. The Sabbath was abolished because time was money, so people were traded and enslaved for the sake of making money. The reinterpretation of the Sabbath text with the method of social criticism finds the theological meaning of the Sabbath. The God of the Sabbath is described as the forerunner of the liberation of slavery throughout the ages. God’s Sabbath-keeping people today have a liberation mission to help people who are victims of modern slavery.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 19, pp 129-151; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v19i2.563
Reading the Bible through a postcolonial lens has become today’s trend in biblical hermeneutics. It triggers pros and cons within the evangelical circle. Is it friend or foe? Rather than uncritically accepting or refusing it, the article chooses a middle way, being “open but cautious” toward it. The article assumes that every reading method has its strengths and weaknesses and, thus, it can offer valuable things. Applying the content analysis theory, the author finds that a postcolonial biblical reading is somehow relevant to a contextual and transformative biblical reading, regardless of its multiple problems. It enables the readers to be self-critical, context-sensitive, and practical in faith-life integration. The article concludes that postcolonial reading of the Bible can be both (evangelical) friend and foe.
Jurnal Jaffray, Volume 19, pp 113-128; https://doi.org/10.25278/jj.v19i2.552
This article addresses the study of the leadership of Boaz in the book of Ruth by using the leadership concept of Peter G. Northouse. Based on Northouse's concept, Boaz is an ideal and effective leader who can perform both as assigned and emergent leaders. The keys to the success of Boaz's leadership are his character and skills. First, this article will define the leadership concept of Peter G. Northouse. Northouse identifies the nature of leadership as an assigned leadership and emergent leadership. He also explains the powers that associate with the types of leadership. The appointed leadership has position power which consists of legitimate, reward, information, and coercive power. Emergent leadership has personal power that includes referent and expert power. Second, this article will examine the character of Boaz in the book of Ruth through the lens of the nature of leadership as an assigned leadership and emergent leadership. An observation of how Boaz performs the many types of power as an appointed leader and an emergent leader. Finally, this article will conclude how the leadership of Boaz is. Boaz is an ideal and effective leader who can perform both as an assigned and emergent leader. The keys to the success of Boaz's leadership are his character and skills.