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Daily Archives: 11 Jan 2018

Totally True

Dr Michael J. Svigel – We don’t discover God; He discloses Himself. We don’t uncover data; He unveils truth. We don’t climb to Him; He comes to us.

 
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Posted by on 11 Jan 2018 in Modern Culture

 

He Is…

Bottomlessly despicable.

 
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Posted by on 11 Jan 2018 in Modern Culture

 
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Signs of the Times

 
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Sure, Andy Savage Can Be Forgiven- But He Should Never Occupy A Pulpit Again

Many Christians struggle with what it means to forgive a pastor who has committed a grievous act. Recently, a Memphis megachurch pastor admitted to a “sexual incident” with a high school student 20 years ago in Texas. I’m not in a place to render judgment over another church’s matters. Yet how should we think about forgiveness of a pastor?

Christians struggle with this question because Christianity centers on the idea of forgiveness. Step one in becoming a Christian is acknowledging that you are a sinner in need of forgiveness.

When the pastor is exposed, some push the message of forgiveness. “Who of us is without sin?” they might say, drawing from Jesus in John 8. Meanwhile, others object: “But how can we trust this guy?”

I side with the second group.

Read the rest.  Good stuff.  He’s right.

 
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Posted by on 11 Jan 2018 in Modern Culture

 

In Our Day Everyone is Fixated on People Hearing ‘their Voice’

‘My voice’ may be the most overused phrase in modern English.  It’s as though people have gone mad and have a pathological insistence that everyone hear them.

Even Christians have fallen victim to ‘voice-ology’ or ‘voice-ianity’.  Apparently forgetting that there’s only one voice we NEED to listen to.

Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. (Jn. 18:37)

Perhaps, then, Christians should pay more attention to the One Voice and not every voice…

 
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Posted by on 11 Jan 2018 in Theology

 

Something to Think About

If it can be said that the beginnings of the Reformation were a series of footnotes to the Pauline corpus, its continuation through the following century was a series of footnotes to Augustine.- Ralph Keen

 
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Posted by on 11 Jan 2018 in Church History

 

Shadowy Characters and Fragmentary Evidence: The Search for Early Christian Groups and Movements

This one looks interesting, doesn’t it-

The present volume contains the proceedings of an international colloquium that dealt with heavily fragmented texts and hypothetical sources, and the “shadowy” characters and movements they feature. These two aspects are combined and studied to ascertain how they have been handled in the history of research, to find out what they reveal about the community or the group expressing itself through (or hiding behind) them, and to establish the role these documents and figures or groups should be given in reconstructing an overall picture of developments in the theology and religious life of early Christianity. As can be imagined, such documents and sources have sometimes been taken as an open invitation to come up with all sorts of highly creative exegesis, adventurous reconstructions of texts and movements, and quite daring suggestions about identifying particular groups or presumed literary influences between documents. The essays contribute to the writing of a critical history of researching these types of documents and movements.

Go to the link for the contents.

 
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Posted by on 11 Jan 2018 in Biblical Studies Resources, Books

 

Machine Translations Just Don’t Get it Done…

Via the twitter-

 
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Posted by on 11 Jan 2018 in Modern Culture

 

And We Still Do It…

They have set up kings, but without my consent, and appointed princes, but without my knowledge. With their silver and gold, they have made themselves idols, but only to be destroyed. (Hos. 8:4)

 
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Posted by on 11 Jan 2018 in Bible