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Through the Bible: Luke 2:1-20: The Appearance to the Shepherds

We are going through Tatian’s Diatessaron. It is a harmony of the four Gospels put together in the mid-second century. We are in section II, which today returns to Luke 2 and continues the story of Jesus’ birth. I need … Continue reading

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Fall of the Church?

I got an email from someone that objects to my describing “the fall of the church.” At least, I think that’s what his email was about. Sometimes it’s hard to tell. What I do know is that he offered several … Continue reading

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The Five-fold Ministry

I don’t really like the terminology: "Five-fold ministry." However, I can see why it’s used, since five particular gifts are mentioned in Ephesians 4:11-12 as being tasked with the job of perfecting the saints for the work of ministry and … Continue reading

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Untranslated Words in the Bible; A Rant

There are numerous words in our English Bible that aren’t translated, but transliterated. Sometimes that’s not a big deal, but there are some cases that it’s at best a theological cop-out and at worst purposeful deceit. Baptizo An example of … Continue reading

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Talkin’ to the Devil

There’s something about respect, even when it’s given to a terrible and evil opponent like the devil. Continue reading

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The Appearance of Paul, Part 6

We’ll see how much blogging I can get done tonight. I hope to write more than one. I’ve done 4 parts of a series on the appearance of Paul before tonight. This is Part 6 because I skipped part 4 … Continue reading

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