Category: Classically Christian
John’s Gospel as Re-Creation

John’s Gospel as Re-Creation

Decades before John determined the produce a gospel, Paul had already written about “new creation.” To the Corinthians, he wrote, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 ...

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The Purpose of the Creation Account

The Purpose of the Creation Account

When one reads the creation account in Genesis 1, a learned reader who has been schooled in Hebrew will immediately pick up on architectural language that’s being used. However, ...

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Church Attire in the First Century

Church Attire in the First Century

Rather often I see an article about what Christians ought to wear to assembly on Sunday. I know many of us have diverse views on the matter. For example, someone may say, “Wear ...

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Committee or Single Person Translated Bible?

Committee or Single Person Translated Bible?

Something I’ve grown to love is translations of the Bible, and not just those such as NASB, ESV, or NKJV, but single-translator editions. When David Bentley Hart’s translation of ...

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What It Means to Be Classically Christian: A Manifesto

What It Means to Be Classically Christian: A Manifesto

Having looked back, this blog of mine has been published here since August 25, 2014. I wish to thank anyone who’s had an interest in anything I’ve written, and even those who’ve ...

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In Memory of Jack P. Lewis, PhD

In Memory of Jack P. Lewis, PhD

As I’m sure most of you have heard by now, a renowned scholar at Harding School of Theology, Jack P. Lewis passed away. I never personally had ever met Dr. Lewis or had any of his ...

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An Early Christian Church Discovered in Rome

An Early Christian Church Discovered in Rome

Earlier this week, a Facebook acquaintance—Christopher Rollston (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University)—who’s a professor of Semitic languages and literature at The George Washington ...

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How to Not Be Hurt When Members Leave

How to Not Be Hurt When Members Leave

I often see articles on the internet from various faith-based websites about how when members leave, it hurts the minister. After all, some may suggest, the minister may have ...

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Worship in Truth

Worship in Truth

My previous two articles have focused on what it means to worship in spirit and how we worship in spirit. Now, we turn to worship in truth. Again, looking to the context in which ...

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How to Worship in Spirit

How to Worship in Spirit

In my previous article, I interpreted what Christ said when He said that God is spirit and we must worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24). The conclusion then wasn’t that we ...

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What Does “In Spirit” Mean?

What Does “In Spirit” Mean?

Most of us in churches of Christ have heard the phrase, “In spirit and truth” used of worship, but what exactly does that mean? To understand what Jesus meant by this phrase, we ...

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Can We Go Back To Being Civil?

Can We Go Back To Being Civil?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past couple of years, it’s that preachers are some of the harshest people in the world. You write something they don’t agree with, ...

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