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What Kind of Prayer Was the Earliest Church Dedicated To? (Why Greek Matters Part 17)

“They were  continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship,to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42 NASB Acts 2:42 is a commonly used text to talk about the community dynamics and priorities of the Church … Continue reading

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Is Jesus a Narcissist? Christ and Preeminence (Why Greek Matters Part 12)

…he is the head of the body, the church. He is  the beginning,  the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (Col 1:18 ESV) What does this language of preeminence mean? In somewhat caricatured form, this … Continue reading

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Why Greek Matters (Part 4) – The Lamb is Worthy (Revelation 5)

Jesus is worthy to take the scroll and open its seals (Rev. 5:9). Jesus is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing (Rev. 5:12). What is the relationship between these two … Continue reading

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A Call to an Ancient Evangelical Future

PROLOGUE In every age the Holy Spirit calls the Church to examine its faithfulness to God’s revelation in Jesus Christ, authoritatively recorded in Scripture and handed down through the Church. Thus, while we affirm the global strength and vitality of … Continue reading

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Love Allows No Syncretism with Consumerism (Principles and Practices for the Spiritual Life, Part 1c)

On Sunday morning you worship at church, on Tuesday attend a Buddhist meditation session, on Thursday, a Muslim recitation of the Qu’ran and Friday a Jewish Sabbath Eve service. Of course to modern ears this sounds like stretching the bounds … Continue reading

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Religion is Not a Bad Word

“Christianity is not a religion, its a relationship,” is a mantra I occasionally hear. The more I hear it, the more I am taken aback, wondering what exactly people mean. Whatever they specifically intend, the implication is that “religion” is … Continue reading

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Why Use Written Prayers? (A series explaining the logic and reasons behind Christian liturgy and worship)

Among Evangelical and Charismatic Christians, reactions to liturgical aspects of worship and prayer vary greatly from intrigue, to delight, to bewilderment, to straight up scoffing. This series will attempt to explain some of the reasons behind liturgical prayer aimed at … Continue reading

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