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With the birth of the Protestant Reformation came the idea of various denominations. This was not the original goal of Luther. However, with time, as people were allowed to study the Bible for themselves, new interpretations came about that lead to people having different convictions about their faith. 215 more words

Church History

The Historical & Theological Significance of Christmas

Dr. Christopher Graham, Assistant Professor of Theology at Criswell College, about why Christmas is historically and theologically significant for Christians.


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Christian Life

New course: Jesus at Twelve with Chris Stepien

It’s endlessly fascinating, isn’t it — trying to imagine what Jesus was like as a young boy, in those early years about which we know so little. 185 more words

Jesus Christ



The Anabaptists were a unique group of Protestants. Unlike other reformers who were too preoccupied to focus on mission, the Anabaptist was staunch missionaries. Anabaptist pushed Luther’s idea of the priesthood of believers even further. 242 more words

Church History

The Book of Acts – Part 3 – After Pentecost (9) – Choosing the Seven

Acts 6:1-7

Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.

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The Reformation and Mission

To the surprise of many, the reformers of the late Medieval period had little interest in mission and evangelism. As we look back on this upheaval in the religious world, it was primarily an internal struggle with little outreach to the rest of the world among the protestants. 555 more words

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Why is there a pink candle in the Advent wreath? (repost)

For those familiar with the liturgical calendar, there are four Sundays in the season of Advent. A common practice in churches and homes during the season of Advent is the progressive lighting of four candles – three purple and one pink. 1,745 more words

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