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Book Review: One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God:  His Rule Over Our Country, by Tony Evans [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I must admit that I was unfamiliar with the author’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of American Politics

The Origins Of American Politics, by Bernard Bailyn As someone familiar with the author’s work [1], I must say I enjoyed this book and had a good idea of what to expect from it given that familiarity.  One of Bailyn’s … Continue reading

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Lay Your Hands On Me

The annals of music history are full of songs where someone wants their partner to lay their hands on them.  There are at least two songs that readily come to mind, released during the same period of time in the … Continue reading

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The Apostolic Fathers And The Rule Of Faith

In debates between Catholics and Protestants, one will often hear, especially on the Catholic side, a great deal of discussion about the supposed rule of faith that should bind the interpretation of scripture as well as Christian practice.  When we … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible And The Rule Of Faith

The Bible And The Rule Of Faith, by Abbè Louis Nazaire Bègin I found this book online while I was doing some research on the Apostolic Fathers and in general it reads like more contemporary attempts by Catholic writers to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible In A Disenchanted Age

The Bile In A Disenchanted Age:  The Enduring Possibility Of Christian Faith, by R.W.L. Moberly This book tries very hard to find a middle space between the disenchantment of faith due to corrosive social trends and a desire to take … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Beginning Of Politics

The Beginning Of Politics:  Power In The Biblical Book Of Samuel, by Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes This book is a stellar example of what happens when someone gets biblical, historial, and political analysis right.  There are a lot of … Continue reading

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The Exercise Of Authority In 1 Clement

When we are seeking to understand the past as a way of justifying how things ought to work, we often find that what we are looking at is far more complex than we may first thought.  We have already seen … Continue reading

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The Epistle Of 1 Clement And The Prelude To Papal Claims Of Authority

It is perhaps little surprise that the first time that a congregation seeks to interfere in the leadership of another congregation, that the interfering congregation happens to be Rome and that the move to bolster friendly authorities in another congregation … Continue reading

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Ignatius Of Antioch: The Concerns Of A Dying Man

In the short series of letters by Ignatius Of Antioch we have a striking and unusual picture of the concerns of a man who knew he was going to his death.  Although we will examine the Epistle to the Romans … Continue reading

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