Book Review: The Story of the Voice (Capes, Seay, Couch)

As most Christians are well aware, new editions of the Bible are produced on a regular basis. Walk into any Christian home or institution and, upon examining their Bibles, you are likely to discover a variety of editions and translations. The King James Version, the New International Version, the English Standard Version, the New LivingContinue reading “Book Review: The Story of the Voice (Capes, Seay, Couch)”

Recommended Reading: May 10-16

Below are this week’s recommended blog posts from around the internet. May you find them interesting and insightful. As always, be sure to check out the “If You Only Read One” suggestion. If You Only Read One Article, Read The Church Is Wrong by Owen Strachan and Andrew Walker Theology and Religion Facebook Theology thatContinue reading “Recommended Reading: May 10-16”

Deaths of the Apostles

While Christians often talk about the death (and resurrection) of Jesus Christ, they often don’t give much thought to the the deaths of his earliest followers. No doubt this is because of the centrality of Christ’s death and subsequent resurrection for Christian faith. Additionally, the historical sources for accounts of the deaths of the apostlesContinue reading “Deaths of the Apostles”

Erasmus on Reform and the Philosophy of Christ

Erasmus of Rotterdam was the superstar academic of his era. Writing in a witty and generally well-received manner, he propagated the message of Classical Humanism throughout Europe, including calls to ad fontes (back to the sources) humanism and Church reform. This essay focuses on the Erasmian concepts of the Philosophy of Christ and the reformContinue reading “Erasmus on Reform and the Philosophy of Christ”

Ancient Hebrew Cosmology

Human beings often presume our own worldview when trying to make sense of a message or a text. As anyone who has had an argument based upon a misunderstanding knows (think of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” routine), assuming that other people mean exactly what you think they mean, without making sure that’s whatContinue reading “Ancient Hebrew Cosmology”

Book Review: The Institutes of Christian Religion (John Calvin)

In The Institutes of the Christian Religion, 16th century theologian John Calvin presented the systematic explanation of his reformation theology. In this modern edition, editors Tony Lane and Hilary Osborne seek to re-present Calvin’s Institutes in an easy-to-access book for non-specialist readers (Baker Book House: Grand Rapids, 1995.). In redacting portions of Calvin’s extensive work,Continue reading “Book Review: The Institutes of Christian Religion (John Calvin)”

Archive: Church Visits

Below are links to the various churches we have visited as part of our Church Search. Evangelical Lutheran Church in American United Methodist Church Moravian Church Southern Baptist Convention Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Presbyterian Church in America Progressive Baptist Assemblies of God Episcopal Church Church Online United Church of Christ Church of God Roman CatholicContinue reading “Archive: Church Visits”

Archive: Searching and Blogging Our Church Search

How Do We Do This Church Search Thing? The question we have been asked the most up until this point is how exactly we are going to undertake our Church Search. This is a very good question. As previously noted, since we are beginning our search with very broad parameters, we are expect to attendContinue reading “Archive: Searching and Blogging Our Church Search”

Archive: Denominations and Topics

Denominations We Are Visiting Obviously the candidates that we are considering for this Church Search will go a long way in determining where we eventually end up. While we are fairly certain of the general area that we will end up, in attempt to learn about and experience the great diversity of the People ofContinue reading “Archive: Denominations and Topics”

Archive: Starting Our Church Search

Many have described life as a journey, a story, or an unfolding narrative. Within the life of the average American, there are a number of noteworthy events that occur, many of which our culture celebrates: graduations, a new job, getting engaged and married, having your first child. But there are other events that shape ourContinue reading “Archive: Starting Our Church Search”