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Paul And The Desire For Fame In The Church

How should Christians view achieving fame, status, and honor? In the ancient world, males were especially addicted to achieving as much fame and honor as possible.  This honor was pursued along what was known as the cursus honorum. The cursus honorum was the path to achieve this status.  It would be nice if the present world didn’t suffer from […]



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An Ancient Document (RJS)

The Old Testament is a collection of ancient texts written in contexts that were quite different from ours.  Genesis is an ancient document. As Christians we believe that it was inspired to tell God’s story and to reveal his work in his creation. But even when read in a good translation and through eyes of […]



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The “More Ancient Than Thou” Claim

The Reformation was a claim by Protestants like Luther and Calvin to be “more ancient than thou” when it came to the Catholics, ignoring as they did the Orthodox. In a splendid essay on “The Catholic Luther,” a title with tilt if ever one had it, David Steinmetz (in Taking the Long View: Christian Theology […]



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