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Typology and Creation

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‘Modernity has not been kind…”Gerald R. McDermott writes in the paper titled, ‘Typology and Creation.’ MODERNITY HAS NOT BEEN KIND to what we know as the world. What had been for millennia a source of wonder, an infinitely complex mystery with unsearchable beauties and tantalizing harmonies, was gradually reduced to, first, a predictable machine and, later, a cold...

10 Reasons the Trinity is Important

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As Christians, we believe in a Triune God, called ‘Trinity.’ And, belief in the Trinity is not just some inconsequential philosophy, but the essence of what we believe. So, as follows are ten reasons belief in the Trinity is of the utmost importance to Christians. The Trinity Shows God is Love Love is the fountain of everything we do as Christians. Christ says, ‘Love one...

Classical Prophets

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Major Prophets, Minor Prophets; Former Prophets, Latter Prophets. Early Prophets, Later Prophets. Northern Prophets, Southern Prophets. All sorts ways of sorting the Hebrew Prophets exist. One distinction not commonly spoken of however is Classical/Post-Classical Prophets. Classical Prophets are those who appeal to fidelity to Yahweh: Hosea, Joel, Micah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. Postclassical...

Theology of Play

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Jürgen Moltmann begins his Theology of Play (1970) by drawing upon the author of Über den Ursprung der Sprache (First Liberated Being in Creation). Since it was written in 1770, Moltmann poetically retraces the last two-hundred years. He tells us though we have seen as least three European Revolutions, two World Wars, the Cold War, and all the events between, people today may know more about...

Angels at the Tomb

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Izaak Hultser details how the two angels who welcome Mary Magdalene after Christ’s resurrection are full of biblical significance—specifically in connection to the Cherubim of the Ark. John’s gospel mentions these particular creatures on either side the empty-tomb, and in doing so weaves together biblical symbolism from the Garden to the Temple. Though exegetes as old as Augustine recognized...

Political Eucharist

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In Kings, table-companionship tends to relate to politics. Who you dine with is who you deal with. Business transactions today, are commonly done with meals and drinks. Wedding receptions almost always involve meals. Dates involve coffee, cocoa, or wine. When Adonijah calls together the people to give him support, those not in attendance are as important as the guests who are there (1 Kings 1:8...

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