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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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Assembly 2.0: Part 11.9: When Did Prophecy End?

When Did Prophecy End? Many theorize that prophecy was received by the laying on of apostolic hands, meaning that the gift ended in the early Second Century. Others believe that prophecy and other miraculous gifts ended when the NT was … Continue reading

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Assembly 2.0: Part 11.5: Singing

Singing It’s often been argued that the Jewish synagogues had a cappella singing, and the early church copied their practice. This is plainly untrue. The synagogues did adopt congregational singing at some point after the destruction of the Temple, but … Continue reading

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Vines: God and the Gay Christian, Part 5 (1 Cor 6:9-10)

We are considering one of the latest, and best reviewed, books supporting Christian gay marriage, Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. This is just part 5, but already I’m sure the back … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Introduction; Brueggemann

A couple of years ago, I posted a series called “Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality.” The point of the series is that we should find our hermeneutics in the scriptures, rather than importing our hermeneutics from law, … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 16:1-4 (On the first day of every week)

Paul has now finished the serious theological part of his epistle, and so he moves to some practical concerns. One recurring feature of many of Paul’s letters is his collection of funds for the saints in Jerusalem. We aren’t ever told … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (thoughts from the comments)

Before moving to chapter 15, which is a dramatic change in subject, I thought I’d post some thoughts I wrote in the comments for the benefit of those who don’t read the comments (although everyone really should, as the readers … 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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