Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Early Church and Theater

How very interesting. I paged through a book on legalism earlier this evening, noting the arguments the author set forth to justify the practice of Christians enjoying the fruits of today’s entertainment industry, contra the taboos of the days of … Continue reading

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Old Language

“Admiration for the new and the innovative may not only affect our estimate of the value of these ancient hymns [found in Luke’s infancy narratives], it may also lead us to value only the new in the hymns and prayers … Continue reading

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Transcendence and Immanence, Prayer and Hymnody

A very common theme in Christian hymnody is the connection between God’s transcendence and his immanence.  I’m reading through Oscar Cullmann, Prayer in the New Testament,* and he discusses the difficulty some have in believing God can answer their prayers, because … Continue reading

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