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Instrumental Music: Justin Martyr and the Instrument

Just a quick post to make the readers aware of a recent post by Danny Corbitt, author of Missing More Than Music: When Disputable Matters Eclipse Worship and Unity, dealing with the claim made by many, going back for centuries, … Continue reading

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Shout Out for Justin Michael Allen

A few of you may have noticed that my Indexing system is UP TO DATE!!!  HOORAY!!! Justin has agreed to handle the indexing duties and has — remarkably — managed to catch up the indexing despite the deluge of posts … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hope: Justin Martyr and the Didascalia Apostolorum

Back in the summer, I wrote a series of posts around N. T. Wright’s book Surprised by Hope, regarding the nature the end of time. Wright argues — quite convincingly — that the Bible teaches a bodily resurrection in a … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 (The Early Church Fathers on Divorce and Remarriage)

[This is long enough for at least two posts, but given its nature, I thought it would be more helpful to the readers to post this all at once and then skip a day. And I’m posting this from the … Continue reading

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Apologetics: Did Jesus Really Exist?

No self-respecting historian denies that a Jewish rabbi named “Jesus” walked the earth in the early First Century. However, we live in a world where people get their “history” from the Da Vinci Code and similar absurdities. Therefore, it’s necessary … Continue reading

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Apologetics: How We Got the Bible, Part 1

Where did my Bible come from and how do I know it’s reliable? We’ll take the first question first. The best translations available today were made by committees of Bible scholars at the behest of a publishing house. And those … Continue reading

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“The Early Church and Today,” by Everett Ferguson, Part 4 (The Argument from History)

We next consider Ferguson’s arguments in chapter 21 of his The Early Church and Today, vol. 1 and vol. 2, edited by Leonard Allen and Robyn Burwell. This chapter is titled “The Case for A Cappella Music in the Christian … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Slaves, Women & Homosexuals

The last book I want to consider on this question is William J. Webb’s influential Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis. Webb’s book is dedicated to finding a hermeneutic that will determine whether an issue is … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Torn, Part 3

Some time ago, a reader asked me to comment on the theological arguments made in Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate by Justin Lee. Love Lee finally turns to this key passage — (Rom 13:8-10 ESV)  8 Owe … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Torn, Part 2

Some time ago, a reader asked me to comment on the theological arguments made in Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate by Justin Lee. Lee next takes up Romans 1 — I had always glossed over it before, … Continue reading

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