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The essay below first appeared as a “daily update” from Christianity.com.  I thought it was worth calling to your attention.  The author, whom I don’t know personally, is an associate editor at the Gospel Coalition.  1,127 more words

Faith And History

The Hermeneutical Element of Godly Character


At the very end of his book, On the Incarnation, Athanasius makes a very interesting comment that has always stuck out to me.

But for the searching and right understanding of the Scriptures there is need of a good life and a pure soul, and for Christian virtue to guide the mind to grasp, so far as human nature can, the truth concerning God the Word.

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Christian Life

God Became Man so that We Might Be Made God

The Son of God was made man so that we might be made God
Athanasius, On the Incarnation §54

When I first heard this astounding quote I was repulsed and revolted by the idea that man might become God.

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Evangelicals and disagreement: What can we learn from the Arians?

If you haven’t seen the news recently, Christian worship leader and media commentator Vicky Beeching has come out as gay. (If you don’t know who she is, or any of the background, that link will hopefully explain). 1,295 more words


The Division of the Bible and the Canon (History of the Bible, part 4)

Have you ever wondered how the Bible came to be separated into two testaments? What in the world is a testament anyway? Many people question this, and that is an excellent thing to do! 1,083 more words

The History Of The Bible: There And Back Again

Become a heretic for a while

Heresy serves a purpose. Thats right, I said heresy serves a purpose. Now before you think that I have slipped and fallen in the shower hear me out. 399 more words

False Doctrine

Very God of Very God

It’s easy to forget that Christianity is not re-invented every generation. The orthodoxy we take for granted today was contended and fought for by countless Christians. 513 more words