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An Ancient Theologian explains Tradition

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The Second Most Important Question Ever

I just began reading Christus Victor last night. In it, author Gustaf Aulén writes, “There are not different theories of the atonement in the Fathers, but only varient expressions of one and the same idea.” I want to argue that … Continue reading

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Easter or Resurrection Day? … Or Neither?

It doesn’t take much insight to realize that colored eggs and the Easter bunny have nothing to do with the original reason for “Easter.” It takes a little research to find out that the word Easter comes from the name … Continue reading

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Authority of the Apostles in the Early Church

No written blog today. I wanted to share this video. This is a relatively comprehensive look at the early Christian understanding of the role and authority of the apostles, the source of the Scriptures, the role of tradition, the preservation … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 46 to 50

Israel and his family arrive in Egypt, escaping the prophesied famine that reached from Egypt to Canaan. What a picture! This is a beautiful, if inauspicious, beginning to a nation that would endure to this day, surviving and occasionally thriving … Continue reading

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The Magisterium and the Protestant Reformation, Part 3

More responses to the Catholic Encyclopedia’s article, Teaching Authority and Living Magisterium. Definition of "magisterium" from yesterday’s post: The magisterium is the self-assigned and self-acknowledged “teaching authority” of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s a reference to whatever authority gets to … Continue reading

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Traditions, Taboos, and Superstitions

Today I watched a powerful video, When the Rabbi Says "Come," for the second time. It’s one section of a video called In the Dust of the Rabbi. Ray Vander Laan’s excellent portrayal of life in Galilee and the background … Continue reading

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Traditions and Common Sense Versus the Fullness of Divinity

I think most of us have seen and probably spent time considering the following verse. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the basic principles of the world, and not … Continue reading

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Apostles and AI Wits

Today I read the following on Facebook: Apostles are those sent ones who had seen the risen Christ. If one has not seen the risen Christ they are not Apostles. Ignoring the grammar mistakes, let me complain about a real … Continue reading

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Roman Catholicism and the Bible

The last post, dealing with the Nephilim of Genesis 6, ended up touching on both the creation story and on modern doctrines versus the early traditions of the church. By the way, someone sent me a link free online translation … Continue reading

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