Solo versus Sola Scriptura: What’s the Diff?

  Father Andrew Stephen Damick recently wrote: Protestants and a Churchless Tradition: “Sola” vs. “Solo” Scriptura.  It’s an excellent article and I encourage readers to read the entire article.  In this article I have excerpted Continue Reading
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St. Paul’s Home Church

  Many Evangelicals love to read and study St. Paul’s letters and consider Paul the greatest missionary of all time.  But few stop to think about which church Paul came from.  Many know that he was born in Tarsus, was educated in Jerusalem Continue Reading
Posted in Apostolic Succession, Church Fathers, Church History, Eucharist, Evangelicalism, Reformed Theology, Sola Scriptura | 18 Comments

Dominion Rule or Life as Sacrament?

This blog posting is a response to Erik's excellent comment to the previous blog posting "An Orthodox Critique of the Cultural/Dominion Mandate."  Thank you Erik for contributing to the Reform-Orthodox dialogue! From Erik: As for the key to Continue Reading
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An Orthodox Critique of the Cultural/Dominion Mandate

  Within the Reformed Christian tradition arose a small but influential movement in the mid/late 1960s known as Christian Reconstructionism.  While based on Reformed theology it contains some significant and unique twists.  Reconstructionism Continue Reading
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Which Came First: The Church or the New Testament?

Folks, I am reposting Fr. James Bernstein's excellent article about the history of the Bible and how what he learned caused him to abandon sola scriptura (the Bible alone) for the Bible in Tradition. Robert Source: “Which Came First: The Continue Reading
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Christian Unity Amidst Reformation Wars & Seminary Wars

  “Missional ecumenicist” John Armstrong has two parallel passions: church unity and church missions.  Pastor Armstrong’s Protestant catholicism (small c) is characterized by his gracious, warm-hearted relationships, openness, and appreciation Continue Reading
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Standing During Liturgy Could Lead To Better Worship

                      Traditionally Christians stood to worship God.  This has been the historic practice of the Christian Church.  This began to change during Continue Reading
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Worship in Ancient House Churches

Folks, Did you ever wonder how the early Christians worshiped?  As a follow up to "Jurassic Park and the Protestant Quest for the Early Church," I am reposting Gabe Martini's "The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches." Robert Arakaki The Continue Reading
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Jurassic Park and the Protestant Quest for the Early Church

  In the movie Jurassic Park is an unforgettable scene where a group of humans see living breathing dinosaurs towering over them, munching on leaves on the tree tops.  The dinosaurs were the product of careful biological engineering.  Scientists Continue Reading
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Other Discussions on the Future of Evangelicalism

  The recent “Future of Protestantism” hosted by Biola University on 30 April 2014, is not the only forum where the issue has been raised. A similar conversation took place between Stanley Hauerwas and Albert Mohler in 2012 titled "Nearing Continue Reading
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