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Chiliasm: Premillennialism in Church History, Part I

The following is the first in a short blog series, with details concerning the history of premillennialism, from the early church through the Puritan era. Further resources for this information: Nathaniel West’s… 1,206 more words


Paul’s Conscience in Acts: Here We Stand

The world bears down on the church and is never shy about hating Her confession. This is nothing new. When the world bore down on St. 1,168 more words


The Good Shepherd was a pagan symbol

A picture of Jesus carrying a lamb across his shoulders is among one of the most central images of the Christian faith. It depicts Jesus as the Good Shepherd and reminds us that this shepherd has given his life for the herd. 222 more words

Religion & Spirituality

The Imitation of Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles

Today, July 22, Christians in Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches celebrate the feast of St. Mary Magdalene. One of my favorite anecdotes about St. John XXIII happens to be a joke told by him on the occasion of this very feast. 1,103 more words

The Book of Revelation – Part 79 – Application - Written for Seven Real Churches

Probably the greatest key to understanding the Book of Revelation, other than coming to an understanding of the book being a powerful vision of Christ, is to understand that it was written to seven literal churches in the first century in Asia Minor (Turkey today).  689 more words

The Person And Work Of Jesus Christ

Review of A History of Christian Theology 2nd Edition

In A History of Christian Theology 2nd Edition, Derek R, Nelson and the late William C. Placher, present more than 3000 years of theological thought in 275 pages. 241 more words

Book Review


My copy of Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther is falling apart.  I first read this classic back in 1998.  At that time, Luther’s life and legacy were still very new to me.   125 more words