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Two More to Go

Tonight I e-mailed off my final paper in Church History I.  Greek final was written on Monday and so half of my classes are now finished for this semester.   103 more words

Studying

Easter is not pagan

I’m going to offer a slightly different version of the “Easter is not pagan; Easter is a Christian holiday” meme.   It goes like this:

In AD 324, the emperor Constantine summoned the Christian bishops to a council at the summer palace in Nicaea.   880 more words

Teaching

What's So Good about It?

Today is called Good Friday on the traditional Christian calendar.

One person regards one day holier than other days, and another regards them all alike. Each must be fully convinced in his own mind.

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Mysticism

Is Humanism Evil?

By Dr. R. Scott Clark – The Heidelblog

David asks,

The term “humanism” seem to incite disgust in most conservative Christians today but I have heard Calvin and other reformers referenced as “humanists.” What is the difference between the word’s use in that context and the present one? 106 more words

Church History

Maundy Thursday

We seldom think of it in that way – but it was an order!

Most scholars agree that the English word Maundy in that name for the day is derived through… 117 more words

Observations

The Last Week - Friday

Friday – the fateful day – began in the very early hours of the morning. Jesus prayed to His Father asking that, if possible, the bitter cup could be removed from Him. 719 more words

Bible

Why Study Church History? A Biblical Answer

Prov. 27:17 – Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

The experiences of Christians throughout history offer an invaluable resource for how men and women have lived, understood, and experienced Scriptural truths. 297 more words