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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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“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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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Torn, Part 1

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. Torn is not primarily a theological work, but speaks more to the emotional and social issues … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality, Introduction

So here’s the plan. We’ve had an excellent discussion in the last series regarding whether homosexual activity is always sinful for a Christian. The previous series was largely about attitudes toward the gay community, rather than an exegesis of the relevant … Continue reading

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Churches of Christ: Bruce McLarty Named President of Harding University

Harding University has held a special place in my heart for some time now. Yes, they aren’t exactly on the cutting edge of the progressive movement within the Churches of Christ, but two of my sons and one of my … Continue reading

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