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Book Review: James L. Papandrea, The Earliest Christologies

Papandrea, James L. The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Postapostolic Age. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2016. 144 pgs., Pb.; $18.00 Link to IVP In his introduction, Papandrea explains the challenged faced in the post-aposto...
by Reading Acts on Aug 2, 2016

The #BlackLivesMatter Creed

The Ferguson Declaration: A Black Lives Matter Creed (Long Version) If you want to sign the Black Lives Matter Creed, please follow this link: Signing the Black Lives Matter Creed. An Appeal to Christian Congregations and Christians Worldwide We, the...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Aug 1, 2016

Without the Holy Spirit

Without the Holy Spirit, God is distant, Christ is merely a historical figure, the Gospel is a dead letter, the Church is just an organization, authority is domination, mission is propaganda, liturgy is only nostalgia, and the work of Christians is s...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 4, 2016

Book Giveaway – Samuel Adams, The Reality of God and Historical Method

  I have a huge pile of papers to grade before the end of the semester, so I have decided to do a little spring cleaning in my office instead of dispatch my responsibilities. I have an extra copy of Samuel V. Adams, The Reality of God and Histo...
by Reading Acts on Apr 19, 2016

Book Giveaway – Samuel Adams, The Reality of God and Historical Method

  I have a huge pile of papers to grade before the end of the semester, so I have decided to do a little spring cleaning in my office instead of dispatch my responsibilities. I have an extra copy of Samuel V. Adams, The Reality of God and Histo...
by Reading Acts on Apr 19, 2016

pursuing orthodox purity like Lucifer

Anytime someone mentions orthodoxy in a positive context to the heretical or heterodox, there are a mixture of responses: We’re ____ not Orthodox. That’s too Catholic. It doesn’t matter what you believe as long you love your neighbo...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 18, 2016

Against Enlightenment: The Enlightenment was not light. The Enlightenment is darkness.

Since as early as 17th century – the era of René Descartes and Benedict De Spinoza – opposition to the …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Apr 9, 2016

Logos “Free Book of the Month” for April – Athanasius: On the Incarnation of the Word of God

Logos Bible Software is going with a historical text for their “Free Book of the Month” promotion. They are offering Athanasius’s On the Incarnation of the Word of God in the Logos library and they will add a free audio version...
by Reading Acts on Apr 1, 2016

Logos “Free Book of the Month” for April – Athanasius: On the Incarnation of the Word of God

Logos Bible Software is going with a historical text for their “Free Book of the Month” promotion. They are offering Athanasius’s On the Incarnation of the Word of God in the Logos library and they will add a free audio version...
by Reading Acts on Apr 1, 2016

Book Review: The Apostolic Fathers, Moody Classics

I’ve long wanted to read some of the “other” (non-Scripture) letters from the late first and second centuries. Therefore I …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Mar 14, 2016

St. John Chrysostom on keeping Christmas

Image via Wikipedia Yesterday, although it was a feast-day of Satan, you preferred to keep a spiritual feast, recieving our words with great good will, and spending most of the day here in church, drinking a drunkness of self-control, and dancing in...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 25, 2015

Methodists and kin of Reconstruction-era Laurens County, SC

Our series on Laurens County, SC, during Reconstruction looks at Methodist and Episcopal life during that era. Church of the Epiphany (inactive during Reconstruction)The white Methodists in Laurens had a wooden white building with green blinds.
by Sunday in the South on Dec 14, 2015

Timelooper: Relive the Most Memorable Moments of Amazing Locations

Have you sometimes wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? To see what famous places in the world look liked at different... You just finished reading Timelooper: Relive the Most Memorable Moments of Amazing Locations!
by The Travel Tester on Aug 6, 2015

The Character of a Methodist

If you have spent any time speaking with a United Methodist about theology, this has come up. Often it is used as a defense of having ideas outside the stated […] The post The Character of a Methodist appeared first on Unsettled Christianity. M...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 26, 2015

Recent Hateful History of Attacks on Black Churches

I compiled the following tweets by @smarttechgirl on Storify regarding the recent hateful history of attacks on Black churches. Listen up. [<a href=”//storify.com/nexy/recent-hateful-history” target=”_blank”>View the s...
by Step Into the Nexus on Jun 28, 2015

#QOTD, Evagrius of Pontus on the soul needed to know Christ

The knowledge of Christ requires not an intellectual soul but a contemplative soul. – Evagrius of Pontus, Gnostic Centuries This is back when “gnostic” was an acceptable adjective for Christians. Still is, in my opinion. You can fin...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 15, 2015

Marius Victorinus on Christ as Liberator

This is from the first Latin commentary on Paul’s works, specifically at Galatians 2.20–21: But as I now live in the flesh, I live in the faith of God and Christ. This is truly to live spiritually: that although one lives in the flesh, one d...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 9, 2015

Marius Victorinus on Christ as Liberator

This is from the first Latin commentary on Paul’s works, specifically at Galatians 2.20–21: But as I now live in the flesh, I live in the faith of God and Christ. This is truly to live spiritually: that although one lives in the flesh, one d...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 9, 2015

Some writers on Galatians 3.13 and the curse

I am doing some work on Galatians 3.13 in early Christian writers. I’ve included Philo and the Epistle of Barnabas in here as well for various reasons. They, like Paul, are interpreting Deuteronomy 21.22. The others are interpreting Paul. St. A...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 7, 2015

Some writers on Galatians 3.13 and the curse

I am doing some work on Galatians 3.13 in early Christian writers. I’ve included Philo and the Epistle of Barnabas in here as well for various reasons. They, like Paul, are interpreting Deuteronomy 21.22. The others are interpreting Paul. St. A...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 7, 2015


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