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Why Was Adam Created?

Well, it’s that time, again. My class on the Genesis creation stories begins next month. Accordingly, I’ve been spending time reflecting on topics that students invariably find difficult to accept. One good example is Genesis 2:4b-9. Many of us, familiar … Continue reading

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The Day of Preparation – Where Did This Phrase Originate?

At the time of Jesus, there was no such Jewish term as “day of Preparation” in Jewish usage. Strangely, virtually the only time that term appears in any literature from that era, it is, for all practical purposes, only from … Continue reading

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Faith Is No Longer a Virtue in America

… is the title of Salena Zito’s1)One of my favorite columnists who I discovered during the Trump campaign – when I was not a Trump supporter. She came to my attention with one of the most insightful bits of snark … Continue reading

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The New Perspective: Paul Reconsidered

I’ve updated my article on the New Perspective on Paul. For those of you who believe that Paul teaches salvation by faith alone (Luther’s formulation, for example), you may want to read this carefully along with the links at the … Continue reading

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