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Faith, Works, and the Early Church Fathers

A friend told me a couple times recently that the early church fathers disagreed among themselves a lot. I hope to get a chance to finish that conversation with him because that statement is just not true. They were far … Continue reading

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Authorship in Hebrew Culture

This post wasn’t supposed to go up until January. By then, I intended to have written an introduction for it. Somehow. it just went up today. I was horrified, as I thought it was set to “draft,” not Dec. 23. … Continue reading

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Emphasis on Works: Why?

This post is to respond to a question—a good one that needed to be asked—left in a comment. What is going on in American Christianity that would make me and others talk about emphasizing works? Well, here’s my answer. “Works” … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Romans Overview

This Week’s Reading Schedule Monday, May 7: Romans Overview Tuesday, May 8: Romans 1-3 Wednesday, May 9: Romans 4-6 Thursday, May 10: Romans 7-8 Friday, May 11: Romans 9-11 Next week we will return to the Hebrew Scriptures to begin … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: James 1-5

This Week’s Reading Schedule Monday, April 30: Romans 1-6 Tuesday, May 1: Romans 7-11 Wednesday, May 2: Romans 12-16 Thursday, May 3: James 1-5 Friday, May 4: Galatians 1-6 Next week we will go back over Romans chapter by chapter, … Continue reading

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Harmonization vs. Conflict in the Scripture

In my last post I talked a little about faith verse works. I mentioned that "faith plus works" is not a bad thing in Scripture, but a good thing. It’s only a bad thing in our fundamentalist Protestant tradition. Why … Continue reading

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