Monthly Archives: December 2010

Not Pretty, but Truthful

What should a preacher sound like? Michael Ruffin suggests he or she might want to embrace Bob Dylan as a model. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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Jews Were Still Using the Septuagint in Medieval Cairo

Professor Nicholas de Lange and other experts and Cambridge University have discovered evidence that the Jews of Cairo were familiar with the Septuagint, an ancient Greek translation of the Jewish Bible long thought to have fallen out of use among … Continue reading

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The Psalms for Personal Devotion

Chuck Huckaby discusses several resources for incorporating the Psalms into one’s daily devotions, with emphasis is on the metrical psalmody of the Genevan Psalter. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a … Continue reading

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The Universe according to Genesis 1

Robin Parry summarizes three papers on Genesis 1 by Paul H. Seely appearing in the Westminster Theological Journal in the early 1990s. According to Parry, Seely comes from a Reformed evangelical background but, in these articles, he is reacting against … Continue reading

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Armageddon and Near Eastern Chronology

A new archeological project is attempting to synchronize ancient chronology by relying on the twenty-nine destruction layers at Megiddo, which span the entire history of the region from 3000 to 300 BC. Megiddo is the only place in the world … Continue reading

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Christ Is Born!

Glorify him! Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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About that X in “Xmas”

“Christ” comes from a Greek word meaning “Anointed.” In Greek letters, you spell it Χριστός (khrees-TOHS). The first Greek letter is a chi, corresponding to the ch in the Latin spelling we’re all accustomed to. If you want to wish … Continue reading

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Lessons and Carols 9

The Ninth Lesson: St John unfolds the mystery of the Incarnation. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being … Continue reading

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Neville Longbottom and the Deathly Wager

“Magi, I believe you had better start explaining yourself,” Principal Towne said almost in a whisper, his lips barely moving. “Of course, Principal,” said Mr. Corntassel. “You see—and I know you disapprove of gambling, Athansius, but please hear me out—Jacob … Continue reading

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Lessons and Carols 8

The Eighth Lesson: The wise men are led by the star to Jesus. In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child … Continue reading

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