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In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity

Philip Schaff, the distinguished nineteenth-century church historian, calls the saying in our title “the watchword of Christian peacemakers” (History of the Christian Church, vol. 7, p. 650). Often attributed to great theologians such as Augustine, it comes from an otherwise undistinguished German Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century, Rupertus Meldenius. The phrase occurs in a …

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How Should We Interpret Biblical Narratives?

Historical narrative sections of the Bible can be some of the easiest to understand but the most difficult to interpret. We know what’s happening in the story of Jesus’ miraculously feeding 5,000 people and the account of David slaying Goliath. But why did the biblical authors write down those stories in the first place? Contrary …

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Some Further Thoughts on Transhumanism

On October 4, 2019, as part of our ongoing BibleMesh Conversations event series, Dr. Benjamin Quinn interviewed Dr. Jacob Shatzer over his recent book Transhumanism and the Image of God. You can find a recording of the event here (for audio only, click here). In the conversation, we discussed the fact that technology is no …

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Selected News Stories from Around the World* — Monday, October 21

Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help (Christianity Today) Pending Legislation in France Would Let Women Intentionally Create Fatherless Children (World) Days After Opening Its First U.K. Restaurant, Chick-fil-A Announces the Location Will Close (The Washington Post) Article: A Chance to Challenge “Roe”? (First Things) Article: What Jesus Says About Sexuality in a …

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