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November 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
What happened at the Council of Chalcedon?
The Council of Chalcedon was the fourth ecumenical council. In 451 AD, leaders from all of Christendom gathered to define the incarnation of...
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October 30, 2018 | ZA Blog
John Calvin: The Accidental Reformer
John Calvin was a sixteenth century French theologian, best known for his prominent role in the Reformation and his influential theology. M...
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October 18, 2018 | ZA Blog
5 Tips for Reading Apocalyptic Literature in the Bible
Apocalyptic literature is a challenging genre. In the Bible, we find this genre in the Book of Revelation and in the second half of Daniel. ...
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October 11, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Was Nebuchadnezzar?
Nebuchadnezzar was a powerful king of Babylon who reigned from about 605 BC until around 562 BC. By submitting your email address, you u...
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October 4, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Does "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin" Mean?
Mene, mene, tekel, parsin, is an Aramaic phrase found in chapter five of the Book of Daniel, the story of Belshazzar and the handwriting on ...
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September 27, 2018 | ZA Blog
Genesis 1: In the Beginning
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The Bible begins with these famous words in Genesis 1, laying the foundation for ...
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September 21, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Is the Apostles’ Creed?
The Apostles’ creed is the oldest statement of faith in the Christian church, written sometime in the second century AD. The creed defines c...
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September 20, 2018 | ZA Blog
Sodom and Gomorrah: A Story about Sin and Judgment
Sodom and Gomorrah are two of the Old Testament’s most infamously sinful cities. Genesis 19 tells the story of how God destroyed Sodom and G...
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September 13, 2018 | ZA Blog
Cain and Abel: A Story of Rebellion, Judgment, and Grace
The story of Cain and Abel is one of sibling rivalry and murder. It’s shocking to realize that there is only one generation between the Bibl...
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September 4, 2018 | ZA Blog
Abraham and Isaac: A Test of Faith
In Genesis 22, God tests Abraham’s obedience by asking him to sacrifice Isaac, his only son. To modern readers, this passage and this test ...
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August 31, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote the Book of Genesis?
Moses is traditionally considered the author of Genesis. But for over two centuries, one of the most contested questions in biblical scholar...
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August 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
10 Ways the Bible Uses Apologetics
Apologetics is how we logically and philosophically justify our beliefs in the Bible and Jesus. These arguments draw from a wide range of fi...
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July 31, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Is Presuppositional Apologetics?
Presuppositional apologetics is one of the four main approaches to apologetics, along with classical, evidential, and experiential or narrat...
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May 22, 2018 | Wayne Grudem
What Is Systematic Theology?
As Dr. Wayne Grudem explains it, “systematic theology is any study that answers the question, ‘What does the whole Bible teach us today?’ ab...
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May 19, 2018 | ZA Blog
11 Things to Know about the Doctrine of the Trinity
To contemplate the Trinity is to lift up your heart and to “set your mind on the things above” (Col. 3:2). It’s easy to turn doctrinal disc...
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May 18, 2018 | ZA Blog
How Did We Get the Old Testament?
The Old Testament is thousands of years old, and contains accounts stretching back to the beginning of time. This ancient collection of book...
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