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Definition of an Evangelical

The term ‘evangelical‘ is one of the most widely used terms in American culture right now.  The popular media uses it to refer to socio-politically conservative people who self-identify as Christian (often synonymous with the term fundamentalist), certain liberal Protestant … Continue reading

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John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom is one of the giants of early Christian leadership and teaching, essentially the Eastern Greek-speaking counterpart to the Western Latin-speaking Augustine of Hippo.  John was born in 349, after Christianity was legalized, and he lived through the … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Preaching

This is part ten of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ The last part of the Hebrew Old Testament consists of nearly twenty books collecting the works of various Prophets from the ancient kingdom of Israel.  Due to their … Continue reading

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Saturdays with Simeon

Charles Simeon was an Anglican priest who lived in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s; he held the same post as Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge for over fifty years.  Credited as an evangelical light in the Anglican … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Great Prophets

This is part eleven of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ The last part of the Hebrew Old Testament consists of nearly twenty books collecting the works of various Prophets from the ancient kingdom of Israel. Due to their … Continue reading

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Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic is one of the most important Saints of the late medieval era. The medieval era, or “middle ages”, lasted roughly from the 600’s through the 1200’s, followed by “the” Renaissance beginning in the 1300’s.  I write “the” renaissance … Continue reading

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How long should a worship service be?

Now there’s a contentious question.  The length of a worship service can vary greatly, not only from one tradition to another, but even within a single tradition.  Some Pentecostal churches are known for spending a couple hours in “prayer and … Continue reading

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