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When Hypocrisy Corrupts Theology

11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even …

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Finding Our Cultural Place in the Story of History – Part 3 of 3

Editor’s note: This post is part 3 of 3 in a Primer on Cultural Engagement. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. When we think about cultural engagement, often the first thing we set our minds to is developing strategies for what types of cultural activities we should or should not be involved in. …

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Is There a Reformed Virtue Ethic?

Editor’s note: This post first appeared in Ad Fontes, a publication of the Davenant Institute. Is there a reformed virtue ethics? What is being asked here? Since Elizabeth Anscombe’s 1958 essay “Modern Moral Philosophy” there has been renewed interest in virtue. Discussing contemporary moral discourse, she says, “Philosophically there is a huge gap, at present …

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Medicine for Fallen Minds—William Law (1686 – 1761)

Sometimes one book by one man can have a disproportionate influence upon those who are influential. A Serious Call by William Law profoundly impacted John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Henry Venn, and William Wilberforce, who described reading it as a turning point in their lives. In the following extract from this book, Law discusses education in the light of human deficiencies …

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