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Instrumental Music: The Patristic Evidence and the Regulative Principle, Part 1

In contemporary Church of Christ thought, worshipping God with instrumental music is sinful because (a) it violates the Regulative Principle, that is, because it lacks authority in the scriptures, and (b) the history of the Christian church shows a uniform … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Temple, by Oskar Skarsaune

In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity (2002) is another book that radically changes our understanding of the history of Christianity. I don’t think it’s suitable for a Bible class or small group study, but it’s … Continue reading

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