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Control the feminine if your soul is to ascend

How did the church come to have such a low view of women?

Ok, I realise that some parts have come a long way on the issue – though often dragged unwillingly by a changing cultural context – but there’s still plenty to do and so the question is not only valid but also very relevant. 277 more words

Religion & Spirituality

Origin of the word Mission

During the Middle Ages, Europe had a major problem, almost the entire continent was surrounded by the Muslim Ottoman Empire. Even the crusades brought little relief to the Ottoman bottleneck of Europe. 258 more words

Church History

The Book of Acts – Part 3 – After Pentecost (5) – Sharing Among Believers

Acts 4:32-37

And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.

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The Acts of the Apostles--in One Day

In pursuit of a writing project I have recently started, the other day I decided to read the Book of Acts in one afternoon. And then, since I just happened to have it sitting around, the next day I read Marigold Hunt’s… 763 more words


The Book of Acts – Part 3 – After Pentecost (4) - Threat and Release

Acts 4:13-31

Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.

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Is the New Testament Reliable?

Some critics of the Bible charge that it is not historically reliable, even to the point of some claiming that Jesus of Nazareth never existed. How should Christians respond to this? 678 more words

Church History

The Book of Acts – Part 3 – After Pentecost (3) – Peter and John Arrested

Acts 4:1-12

As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them, being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 

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