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Can Protestants Be Edified by the Apocrypha?

“What is First Maccabees?” This question—posed to me by a second-year theology graduate student—reminded me of a gap in knowledge often found among Protestants about the so-called Apocrypha. Though the original King James Version included the Apocrypha in a separate section, essentially all Protestant Bibles after the late-1600s have excluded these books. We now face a strange situation: The Bibles of almost 60 percent of global Christianity (i.e., Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy) include these writings as “Deuterocanon,” while many Protestants either don’t know they exist—or…
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Starting Churches in a ‘Follow Your Heart’ Age

Not long ago, relativism defined the cultural conversation. Truth was “unknowable.” Perhaps it was somewhere “out there,” but anyone’s guess as to where was as good as the next. This is no longer the case. Today, we’re in a new cultural moment—one marked not by relativism, but by a new phenomenon known as expressive individualism. While relativism may label an assertion of external and objective truth as arrogant, expressive individualism calls…

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Prayer is a constant struggle in the Christian life.

A Book That Witnessed to Nazi Germany (and Still Witnesses to Us)

‘Life Together’ reminds us of the sweetness of face-to-face fellowship in the church.

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She writes to help us make wise decisions in some of the worst moments we’ll ever face.

Puritans—Exceptional Protestants or Prejudiced Moralizers?

Today’s students need to know why they should study or even respect the Puritans.