Monthly Archives: April 2005

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I don’t know where to begin. There is much I want to write, but can’t express. The last few days have been anxious days, heart wrenching, and emotional. I want to live a life that reflects the glory of Christ, … Continue reading

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I just finished my paper, the Christology in Hebrews. What a paper! I really enjoyed the articles and the reading in general for such a paper. The semester is winding down, and I need a break. One more writing assignment … Continue reading

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Philippians 2:1-4:3 (Thoughts on community)

Through the style and structure of his letter to the Philippians “communityâ€? or friendship language or fellowship or koinonia is important. Paul’s letter to the Philippians is a personal intimate letter which revels the Apostle’s heart and affection for this … Continue reading

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Beyond my wildest dreams…

Forgive my giddiness, but I hosted a meeting last night after church, an LTC post-convention meeting. I went better than I thought, far better. For much of the pre-convention work, and planning, I felt overwhelmed and could have easily been … Continue reading

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Man attacked by bear again…

Alaskan man attacked by bear again… Read the story here.

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May we not forget…

Mike Cope shared some thoughts today on his blog that I couldn’t help but mention. Let’s join these precious children of God who are going overseas to pray, and seek God’s direction in two very needed mission fields (Rwanda and … Continue reading

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Greek Mystery and Eastern Religions and Gnosticism…

Greek Mystery and Eastern Religions According to Ferguson, the mystery religions…were bound to the traditional civic cult…initiation in a mystery was usually a matter of individual choice – although the initiation ceremony itself was collective, not individual – and so … Continue reading

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A brief survey of Rome

A brief survey of Rome “By the end of the third century B.C. the shadow of Rome was falling across the eastern Mediterranean. Rome fought its first Macedonian War in 215 as incidental to the Second Punic War and 212 … Continue reading

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Various cults permeating the Ancient Greek world

Before we dive fully into our discussion of the various cults permeating the Ancient Greek world, “The religion of Ancient Greece had no creed, and although a certain actions were irreligious and there generally condemned as displeasing to the super … Continue reading

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Alexander the Great and His influence…

Alexander the Great is an important character in our study of the backgrounds of early Christianity. Alexander is the son of Philip II a Macedonian king that eventually “became ruler of all Greece after the battle of Chaerona in 338 … Continue reading

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