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Jan
08

Prospects for Peace in the Holy Land?

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Once again the United States government is trying to use its’ influence through promises of financial and military aid to broker a peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This time it is Secretary of State John Kerry who is attempting to serve as the mediator between the two hostile factions, neither of which are…
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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
06

Book Review: Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus

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Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2007), by Timothy Paul Jones. As the subtitle indicates, Timothy Paul Jones seeks to respond directly to the very popular book by Bart Ehrman. Indeed, as Jones writes in the Introduction, his own pilgrimage parallels that of Ehrman in many…
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Dec
20

3 Reasons for Joy: Isaiah 9:1-7 Speaks Today

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With Tim Harmon Introduction Each decade of the twentieth century could be marked by some major event or series of events that typified those years. We will probably not all agree on what was most significant, but if I just describe those decades of which I was consciously aware, I would describe the sixties as…
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Dec
11

5 Guidelines: When Christians Disagree

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Several years ago I was involved in a crisis in a local church.  The church leaders believed that the church had outlived its usefulness.  It had become isolated by a light rail project and attendance had been in decline for many years.  The leaders recommended that the church dissolve itself, sell the property, and use…
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