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An inclination to dig

The last post consisted of strong support for the primacy of exegesis, which might be simplified to “digging.”  Well-conducted exegesis includes a range of sub-disciplines, including investigation into the historical and cultural backgrounds of the author, the text, and the original audience, along with analysis of grammatical and syntactical features in the text itself. 908 more words


Becoming Paul in First Century Christianity

Christianity developed out of Judaism. While many argue that it is completely distinct from having any Jewish ties, others counter-argue that Christianity is the realization of the Jewish scriptures; they are fulfillments of what Jeremiah and Isaiah prophesied. 580 more words

Blue Parakeets in Space and Time

We say we live by the Bible’s precepts… this is admirable. If we’re honest though, we also recognize that we don’t really do everything that the Bible prescribes. 776 more words


#691 Held

Guest devotion by Travis Patterson, orchestra teacher and Bible study leader at First Baptist Church El Paso, Texas.

Good Day Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 278 more words

Suffering And Persecution

He makes intercession for the transgressors

Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. 307 more words


Breaking First Century Bread

Yesterday I listened to a sermon that was a neat little introduction to the book of Revelation. I enjoyed the talk that actually pertained to the actual book, what I didn’t enjoy was a side-comment that was made about… 936 more words


Charismatic Authority in the Early Church Part 2

Before we continue our discussion of the History of Christian Hersey I want to talk a little more about the historical situation in which Christianity found itself in the First Century CE. 572 more words

Christian Heresy