The idea brought forth by those who claim that we who hold to God's sovereignty in all things are similar to the Greek pagans is without warranted. As Ronald Nash states in his book The Gospel and the Greeks, these so called gods were limited by their own weakness both physical and moral. Not to...
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I know this as been discussed some before, but I am looking for resources/articles/sections of books or thoughts from a complementary prospective of whether or not women can teach adult Sunday School when men are present. Wrestling through this issue, and would love information on both sides of it. This assumes that non-ordained men may teach Sunday School. Some say that anything a...
So this book I'm reading makes it sound like the penitent woman in Luke was acting in a promiscuous way when she came up to Jesus while he was eating. Almost like it was scandalous. he equates it to a woman walking up to a pastor now and putting his head in her bosom, and then rubbing his feet. Is this the right way to view this scenario? I've always viewed it much more reverent than that.
How is this legal? https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/11/health/drug-price-hike-moral-requirement-bn/index.html. If you don't have time to read the article, the head of a pharmaceutical company hiked up a box of antibiotics from (yes, from) over $400 to over $2,300. (he did so because he says it's a moral requirement for him to make as much money as possible). I live in Asia and I...
So, I was just reading a book on hospitality and the author quoted Tertullian. He in the second century described their church gathering. He said that each person after the meal would be asked to sing a hymn either from the scriptures, or one that they wrote. How does this history work with exclusive psalmnody? Thanks!
How does 1 Samuel 28 fit into our systematic theology?
1. How could a human bring back a spirit?
2. Samuel says the medium disturbed him. This is really strange language.
3. Samuel then says that the army on the next day will be where he is.
The text doesn't make it sound like the medium was deceiving Saul. There is no way Samuel could have been in heaven either.
Given the recent discussion on Heiser's works concerning the beney ha elohim, and the worldview of ancient man in general, and that Heiser references this work, I thought a review would be apropos.
Alan Scott, Origen and the Life of the Stars: The History of An Idea (Oxford Early Christian Studies; Oxford University Press, 1994.
Alan Scott sheds light on key problems in Hellenism by...
Has anyone read any of this stuff before? I heard about it on The Bible Project podcast, which I love significantly less than the videos. They brought up this guy Michael Heiser and seem to be totally sold that the Bible demands this worldview of God doing more with this council than himself. It seems a bit... Fishy... To me. Why haven't I ever heard of this before? Why have I never seen this...
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