The best I can discern is that being a church plant possibility has something to do with the age of the church. However, even with duration of existence there is no agreed upon definition. I hear from church planters, “Our church is 6 months old. We’re a church plant.
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The Apostle Paul resided in many cities of the Roman Empire including Tarsus, Antioch, Ephesus, Thessalonica, Athens, Corinth, and Rome. As I lead tours to these ancient cities, we often wonder what life was like in them in the first century A.D.
“If I have rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant, when they brought a complaint against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him? Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?” — Job 31:13-
What is heresy? “Heresy” is a word that has both a broader ordinary usage and a narrower technical usage, and both usages have their place. In this respect it is like words such as “assault” or “robbery,” which have both ordinary usages and technical legal usages.
If you make it past the first paragraph of this article, the chances are that you are either in the process of learning Greek yourself or are helping others to do so by encouraging or even teaching them. Either way, I will give you my top tips for learning biblical Greek.
One of the greatest ways to experience a new place is also one of the simplest: take public transportation. Riding a bus or subway is a wonderful way to explore a destination both inexpensively, and like a local.
A few weeks ago, I suggested that the “myth” of puritan intolerance is “not very useful for understanding the history of seventeenth-century New England” in part because “it implies that New England’s leaders were outliers within the trans-Atlantic world they inhabited.
The scholars who describe Paul as an apocalyptic theologian will often set “the apocalypse of Jesus Christ” over against “religion.” Here’s the distinction. Religion sets out a pathway that humans are to walk to approach God.
The Old Testament is the first section of the Bible which Christians consider to be Holy Scripture. The Bible of Judaism is called Tanak. The word Tanak is an acronym for the Hebrew Bible. The word is formed by the initial Hebrew letters of the three sections of the Hebrew Bible.
Kreeft offers an interesting attempt to schematize the relationship among Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas. Augustine and Aquinas are unquestionably the two all-time giants of Christian thought, as Plato and Aristotle are of Greek thought.
An 1863 text called Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests by Francis Porcher, a botanist and surgeon from South Carolina, was a compendium of plants known to have medicinal properties, and a guide to how they should be applied.