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June 29, 2018 | ZA Blog
Why Do We Not Follow the Bible Sometimes? Some Examples - An Excerpt from The Blue Parakeet, 2nd Edition by Scot McKnight
Our all-too-glib and frequently heard Christian claim to practice whatever the Bible says annoys me. You might be annoyed that I just said t...
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June 22, 2018 | ZA Blog
How Are We to Live Out the Bible Today? An Excerpt from The Blue Parakeet, 2nd edition by Scot McKnight
Throughout this process of conversion and reading the Bible, I made discoveries that created a question that disturbed me and still does. Ma...
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March 9, 2018 | ZA Blog
The Contest of Good and Evil Within Us: An Excerpt from Jack Deere's Memoir
In East of Eden, John Steinbeck wrote that we all have one story, and it is the same story: the contest of good and evil within us. Any hone...
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January 12, 2018 | ZA Blog
How to Identify and Excavate an Archaeological Site - An Excerpt from the Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology
The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology is a reference resource for anyone interested in archaeology and its relevance to biblical, t...
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November 3, 2017 | ZA Blog
Should Your Church Go Multisite? Is it Biblical?
It seems everybody is doing it these days, but is this the right solution for your congregation? In today's excerpt from MultiChurch, author...
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October 27, 2017 | ZA Blog
Luther Was Critical of Monasticism: A Catholic Theologian Weighs In -- An Excerpt from Was the Reformation a Mistake?
Jesus proclaims that voluntary poverty and chaste celibacy will be the vocation of some of his followers, but not all of them. Jesus also ma...
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October 13, 2017 | ZA Blog
Holiness Deserves Thoughtful Consideration - An Excerpt from Sanctification (New Studies in Dogmatics)
Thinking the holy for Christians, and specifically for reformational Christians, appears a difficult task. It remains needed, however, for t...
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September 29, 2017 | ZA Blog
Was the Reformation a Mistake? An Excerpt by Catholic Theologian Matthew Levering
I hold that the Reformers made mistakes, but that they chose to be reformers was not a mistake. In 1517, the Church was in need of a spiritu...
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September 26, 2017 | ZA Blog
What Does It Mean to Be Gay … and a Christian? An Excerpt from All But Invisible
"Christians who aren’t straight but who also observe a traditional sexual ethic are some of the least acknowledged and understood people tod...
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August 25, 2017 | ZA Blog
Hypocrisy is Keeping People from the Church - An Excerpt from The Problem of God
God doesn’t exist. Christianity has a violent history. The Bible can’t be trusted. We hear phrases like this more and more from those who ar...
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August 4, 2017 | ZA Blog
Unexpected Ally: Thomas Aquinas – An Excerpt from Grace Alone
In today's excerpt from Grace Alone--Salvation as a Gift of God, Carl Trueman, professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westmi...
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July 7, 2017 | ZA Blog
A Woman for All Seasons - An Excerpt from Katie Luther, First Lady of the Reformation
“How do we make a five-hundred-year-old Katharina relevant to North American culture? Is there anything she has to say to Western women and ...
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June 16, 2017 | ZA Blog
You Can Love Him or Hate Him, but You Can't Ignore Him: Augustine on Grace--An Excerpt from Grace Alone
"Grace is the heart of the Christian gospel. It is a doctrine that touches the very depths of human existence." (19) In today's excerpt from...
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June 2, 2017 | ZA Blog
Christian Behavior in a Hostile Environment - An Excerpt from 1 Peter (SGBC)
In today's excerpt from 1 Peter, the newest installment of the Story of God Bible Commentary series, Dennis Edwards teaches us about behavio...
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May 12, 2017 | ZA Blog
How the Spirit Gives - An Excerpt from Rediscovering the Holy Spirit
In today’s excerpt from Rediscovering the Holy Spirit, author, pastor, and theologian Michael Horton reveals that the work of God’s Spirit i...
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May 5, 2017 | ZA Blog
What Is the Purpose of Bioethics? - An Excerpt from the Dictionary of Christianity and Science
Our new resource engaging the intersection between science and faith, The Dictionary of Christianity of Science, gives you access to key ter...
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