Category Archives: History

Not a Primitive Philosophy

Will Willimon writing for the Christian Century asserts that truthfulness is most clearly seen in its practical force. “How shall they know you are my disciples? When you love one another.” This was Jesus’ simple response. At the same time we … Continue reading

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Bring Out the Champagne! The Party Has Just Begun!

Easter is gone, right? Actually Easter has just begun! The Easter Season lasts for 50 days. It is glorified in the PENT-ecost season. According to the Christian Calendar, Easter lasts until May 19th (Pentecost Sunday). But didn’t we spend ourselves … Continue reading

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What is Holy Saturday?

The Passion Week provides vast theological emotions for the people of God. Palm Sunday commences with the entrance of a divine King riding on a donkey. He comes in ancient royal transportation. That royal procession concludes with a Crucified Messiah … Continue reading

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Who was Valentine?

It is not uncommon to celebrate days without the slightest clue of their origin. Such a day is the traditional Valentine’s Day, or The Feast of Saint Valentine. “Valentine” derives from valens, which means strong, worthy, or powerful. These are … Continue reading

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Saints and Scoundrels

I’ve begun reading through portions of Robin Phillips’ new work Saints and Scoundrels. The book is a selection of biographies of the great “dragon -slayers and kingdom-builders” of history. Phillips’ preface serves almost as an introduction to postmillenial thought, or a strong … Continue reading

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Revivalism and Anglicanism

Thomas Kidd elaborates further on the rage of Anglican ministers in the days of the Great Awakening: “Anglicans raged against these itinerant preachers because they intruded upon the turf of Anglican parishes and exhibited no respect for the established pastor’s … Continue reading

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Doing Love

Steve Wilkins adds a little romance and realism to the Valentine conversation here: Namely this, St. Valentine (who, by the way, was a real guy who lived in the 3rd century, that’s his picture over there on the left) ended … Continue reading

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Omens and Anti-Christ superstitions…

Peter Leithart in DC references the absurd belief in the ability of oracles to predict war outcomes. For Maxentius, it was an exodus-like disaster. Likewise, David Garland’s Literary and Theological Commentary on Matthew observes similarly that in the first century, … Continue reading

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What is truly important?

Joel McDurmon has a great piece on the American Vision website. He relates the story of a group that determined April 11 to be the most boring date of the year. McDurmon examines their standard of what is and is … Continue reading

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The Growth of Christianity in the Early Church

I am continually amazed with how rapidly the Christian faith grew in its early stages. The impact of Messiah was so dramatic that by 312 AD, the emperor embraces the Christian message.  As my former professor Frank James summarizes: By … Continue reading

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The global-warming hucksters by Patrick Buchanan

The scaremongers are not always wrong. The Trojans should have listened to Cassandra. But history shows that the scaremongers are usually wrong.

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Subtle Unorthodoxy

In our time, knowledge of the incarnate Christ can become very perplexing. Some who have been faithful church attendees for years still lack true orthodox understanding of who Christ is. I have been exposed to Gnosticism, tri-theism, bi-nitarianism and other … Continue reading

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The Forgotten History of the Pledge of Allegiance

By Gary DeMar The Pledge of Allegiance is once again in the news. David Habecker, a council member in Estes Park, Colorado, has decided not to stand to say the Pledge because he has a problem with the addition of … Continue reading

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