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Theological Influences: The Churches of Christ — Experimental Theology

I think I jumped too quickly to college and George MacDonald when thinking about theological influences. I should have started with my faith tradition, the Churches of Christ.The most profound and lasting theological influence in my life has been being … Continue reading

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Quiz Show: Bible Contradictions! — Triablogue

Normally I wouldn’t bother commenting on something this sophomoric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB3g6mXLEKkBut considering the fact that it’s approaching 2.5 million views, with over 32,000 comments and 95,000 upvotes, I’ll make an exception. Do you find my videos offensive?Actually, atheists should be embarrassed … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Atoning for Betrayal

At the LCMS Lenten service today, the pastor preached about Judas, who betrayed Jesus. The pastor said that Jesus bore our sins of betrayal and our failure to live up to our obligations to people on the cross. Judas, however, … Continue reading

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Was the American Civil War About Slavery?

Originally posted on Thinking Pacifism:
Ted Grimsrud—March 20, 2019 As I continue to read and think about the American Civil War, I find many questions to struggle with. A significant one is on the surface fairly simple: Was slavery the…

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How “Case for Christ” Author Lee Strobel Fabricated His Best-Selling Story—An Interview with Religion Critic David Fitzgerald

Originally posted on AwayPoint:
Many Evangelicals think of Lee Strobel as the man who can cure your doubts about their religion. His 1998 book, The Case for Christ, has sold millions of copies, was made into a 2017 movie by…

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The Devil’s Redemption — Triablogue

Given longstanding Christian opposition to universalism, how has it gained so many adherents in recent times?The change was a long time coming. As I show in my book, from the time of Origen onward there were individual Christian thinkers who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Made America

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
The War That Made America:  A Short History Of The French And Indian War, by Fred Anderson This is the sort of short history of the French and Indian War that makes for compelling…

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Evangelical Reflections on Seventh-day Adventism: Yesterday and Today, Part 3 (of 3)

Originally posted on Reflections:
This three-part article series was originally a talk given at the Questions on Doctrine 50th Anniversary Conference at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (October 24–27, 2007). For the last two weeks I’ve been discussing Seventh-day Adventism.…

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Evangelical Reflections on Seventh-day Adventism: Yesterday and Today, Part 2 (of 3)

Originally posted on Reflections:
This three-part article series was originally a talk given at the Questions on Doctrine 50th Anniversary Conference at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (October 24–27, 2007). This week continues my reflections on the history and theology…

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Evangelical Reflections on Seventh-day Adventism: Yesterday and Today, Part 1 (of 3)

Originally posted on Reflections:
This three-part article series was originally a talk given at the Questions on Doctrine 50th Anniversary Conference at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (October 24–27, 2007). This article series presents broad reflections on the history and…

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