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Jan
16

3 Things Christians Should Understand About the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed

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By Robert Goff The Ecumenical Councils of Nicea in 325 A.D. and Constantinople in 381 A.D. sought to establish a consensus and conformity of belief in the Christian church through the assembling of its leadership from across Christendom. Both of these councils produced uniformed Christian doctrine, expressed in the Creed of Nicaea, as well as…
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Jan
14

5 from 13 for 14: Books to Read This Year

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The Transformedblog asked our regular contributors to recommend their favorite books read in 2013 for your consideration in 2014. Selections from Dr. Randy Roberts, president of Western Seminary and professor of Spiritual Life Development. In choosing a small handful of favorite books read in 2013, I tried to emphasize those titles that might not be…
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Jan
07

5 Things to Know About Montanism

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By Jim Liang Pentecostalism has certainly lit a fire in the evangelical Christian world! With an emphasis on the immediacy of the Spirit and the practice of spiritual gifts such as tongues and prophecy- some see it as God bringing about something new “in these last days.” However, if church history has taught us anything…
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Jan
01

A Fool-proof Plan to Future-proof Your Church

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By P.J. Oswald As a card-carrying computer geek, I’m fascinated by the newest trends in technology. One of the biggest battles is between tech giants Google, Apple, and Microsoft, where each company feels an acute pressure to innovate. They must each convince us that their latest device is “future proof,” ready to meet every conceivable…
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Dec
19

O Little Town of Bethlehem

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By Tim Harmon Tim Harmon is finishing his MA in Biblical-Theological Studies and will begin work on the ThM at Western Seminary in the Spring. Tim also serves as the Graduate Assistant to Dr. Jan Verbruggen at Western Seminary.   Bethlehem. There’s really no more significant city at Christmastime. After all, it’s where Jesus was…
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