Happily Ever After? Thoughts on the Ending of the Acts of the Apostles - Pt 1

Article by   March 2015
The ending of the Acts of the Apostles has proven a puzzle, to say the least.[1] In the fourth century, John Chrysostom asked, "But of [Paul's] affairs after the two years [i.e., of Acts 28:30], what say we? (The writer) leaves the hearer athirst for more: the heathen authors do the same (in their writings), for to know everything makes the reader dull and jaded." Chrysostom's reflections are perceptive. He recognizes that Luke has not given readers the ending to Acts that they may want. He also recognizes that Luke is no careless author. The ending of Acts is a work of craft. continue

A couple of biblical theology resources

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Posted March 27, 2015 @ 10:59 AM by Scott Swain

Calvin contra Rome on Scripture (Part 3)

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Posted March 25, 2015 @ 2:13 PM by Aaron Denlinger

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Posted March 25, 2015 @ 9:38 AM by Rick Phillips

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Posted March 23, 2015 @ 9:51 AM by Rick Phillips

Money, money, money!

Suppose an extremely wealthy person was willing to make a sizeable donation to your church or to your para-church organization. By sizeable, I mean 1 or 2 million U.S. dollars. Now, what if you told that person that you are unwilling...
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