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Easter Special’s Groundbreaking Interpretations of Resurrection Not Heard Since Last Year

New York, NY – On Friday night, NBC will air its long anticipated story, The Resurrection of Jesus?  Teasers have hailed the two-hour special as “groundbreaking.”  John Lawson, director of the documentary, explained, “You will hear interpretations of Jesus’ resurrection that you have never heard before.” 174 more words


Larry Hurtado on Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World

On September 10, 2016, Professor Larry Hurtado (University of Edinburgh) delivered a lecture at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas: “A New and Mischievous Superstition: Early Christianity in the Roman World”. 260 more words


Did God Create the World to Boost His Own Glory?

Let me be clear that of course the Bible says it is our obligation to love, praise, and worship God, but this is a very different matter from the suggestion that God worships himself, is deeply worried about whether he has enough glory or not, and his deepest motivation for doing anything on earth is so that he can up his own glory quotient, or magnify and praise himself. 441 more words


The Narcissism of ‘Solitary Religion’

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In an age of self-centered everything, it is not surprising that a lot of self-centered religion, and in particular self-centered Christianity has emerged. 85 more words