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Out Now: Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God by Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan

Well done Matt and Paul. Out now! Get your copy today of Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God, by Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan, published by Baker Books. More here. Buy from Baker Books Buy on Amazon in p...
by MandM on Nov 3, 2014

What's in a name? On scholars who study their eponyms

Prophecy? Coincidence? Firm parenting? Whatever the explanation, it's intriguing that some scholars happen to share the name of their area of expertise. Two of the most distinguished experts on George Herbert's poetry were named after him: Herbert Gr...
by Faith and Theology on Oct 19, 2014

God’s Last Words

God’s Last Words Over the years, I have met many people who put a lot of emphasis on God’s last words in the Old Testament: Remember the instruction of Moses My servant, the statutes and ordinances I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel...
by Laboring In The Lord on Jul 26, 2013

Saying Too Much

We can sink our own arguments by saying too much, as the French reformers sadly discovered in the 1500s. The Protestant movement initially found fertile ground in France.
by Laboring In The Lord on Jan 29, 2013

The Seven Churches Of Revelation

The Seven Churches Of Revelation Here again is our working outline (see Revelation 1:19): Write the things which you have seen. This seems to refer to chapter 1. the things which are. This appears to have chapters 2-3 in mind. and the things which...
by Laboring In The Lord on Jan 28, 2013

Seeing the Stars

Vance Havner once lamented that many churchgoers sit and yawn over the truths for which their forefathers shed blood; thus “the living faith of the dead has become the dead faith of the living.” It wasn’t so for Charles Hodge, one of America’...
by Laboring In The Lord on Dec 28, 2012

The Dumb Ox

Potential is hard to spot. Who would have thought, for example, that a quiet, overweight, lumbering boy nicknamed “the Dumb Ox” would become the greatest theologian of the Middle Ages and establish the theology of Catholicism for centuries to com...
by Laboring In The Lord on Dec 6, 2012

Last of the Greek Fathers

About 600 years after the apostle Paul was converted in Damascus, a boy was born there named John Mansour. Damascus was by then ruled by the Muslims, but John’s father, the treasurer of Caliph Abdulmeled, was a Christian who represented church inte...
by Laboring In The Lord on Dec 4, 2012

The Subtle Doctor

Scotus possessed a brilliant mind that shook up medieval theology. He had few qualms about criticizing earlier Catholic theologians—Thomas Aquinas and Anselm and the others—and he delighted in rattling students by challenging established beliefs.
by Laboring In The Lord on Nov 8, 2012

Unused Truth

Lack of balance in the Christian life is often the direct consequence of overemphasis on certain favorite texts, with a corresponding underemphasis on other related ones.
by Laboring In The Lord on Apr 30, 2012

Unused Truth

Lack of balance in the Christian life is often the direct consequence of overemphasis on certain favorite texts, with a corresponding underemphasis on other related ones.
by Laboring In The Lord on Apr 29, 2012


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