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Jer. 29:11 – A Divine Promise or Throw Pillow Platitude?

Recently, I heard a sermon in church on the story of Esther, the central thrust of which was to point out the variety of ways in which Yahweh so providentially ordered her circumstances so as to turn her rather desperate situation into … Continue reading

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Why Christianity is a Religion, and Not (Merely) a Relationship!

During the first week of my introduction to philosophy classes, I make my students fill out a short questionnaire in which they are to describe their personal views on a variety of issues pertinent to the class, e.g., how do … Continue reading

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Alleged Oldest Fragment of the Gospel of Mark Found on Mummy Mask

The news and inter-webs are abuzz over the recent details coming out about the alleged discovery of the oldest fragment of the gospel of Mark on record. Craig Evans, a New Testament scholar and professor at Acadia Divinity School, along with … Continue reading

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Discerning the Spirits: A Response to “The Spirit Said…”

Although rhetorically very powerful, the recent piece written “The Spirit Said…” by our friend Shawn Wicks, I contend misses the mark on both a logical and exegetical basis. Now some will disagree with me before they even bother to consider … Continue reading

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“The Spirit Said…”

By Shawn Wicks, Th.M. Martin Hengel in his study of Acts and the History of Earliest Christianity gives his readers a vivid view of what publishing must have been like in the time of the New Testament.  Unlike today where printing presses … Continue reading

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Led by the Spirit: The Meaning of Galatians 5

In the previous post, graciously contributed by my friend and brother in Christ, Shawn Wicks, there was provided a beautiful summary of the major works and activities of the Holy Spirit as presented in the New Testament (a crash course in … Continue reading

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Led By the Spirit: Lexical Analysis of ἄγω from Galatians 5:18 and Romans 8:14

By Shawn Wicks, Th. M.                                                                 The Christian concept … Continue reading

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