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Nov
17

Does Isaiah 14 Reveal Anything About Satan’s Fall?

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Last week I was teaching on a text that made mention of Satan when a hand shot up. Questions are helpful in clarifying issues related to the immediate discussion. The question was actually more of a comment suggesting that Satan’s sin and fall from heaven is explained in Isaiah 14. Time was too short to…
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Nov
12

Book Review: Know the Heretics

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Know the Heretics by  Justin S. Holcomb Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. 176 pgs.   Who was Pelagius and why should the members of my church bother to find out? Why should we be interested in Arius’s ideas about Jesus Christ, ideas that were condemned as unorthodox hundreds of years ago? Let’s face it, when it…
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Nov
10

Locos Tacos and the Church

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If only I had bought stock in Frito-Lay in the late 50’s, early 60’s, when it was the Frito Company and my dad was a sales driver. For a few years, I spent my summer riding the route and working with dad, delivering Fritos and a few other marginal products. Eventually, Frito’s corn chips and…
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Nov
07

Lessons Learned Studying Theology in Europe

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By Paul Silas Peterson My dear old teacher Dr. Todd L. Miles, who is not very old at all, asked me to write something about my experience of studying theology in Europe. As a side note, I remember how Prof. Miles would always take time after class to discuss theological questions with me and other…
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Nov
05

Book Review: Delighting in the Trinity

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Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves Downers Grove: IVP, 2012. 135 pp.     Does the mere mention of the doctrine of the Trinity cause you to grasp your forehead in pain? Is the doctrine of the Trinity something you whole-heartedly embrace, but see little relevance to your…
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