October 2013 Archives

Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood

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David P. Setran and Chris A. Kiesling, Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood: A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry. Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2013. v + 280pp. Paperback $21.99.According to Setran and Kiesling, the years between 18 and... continue


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Spoiler alert: This review details key scenes in the movie and its ending.He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. (Ps. 147:4)Movies like Gravity gave birth to terms like groundbreaking. After audiences were... continue

The Glorious Groan of the Gospel

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In my last article, I hinted at one way that a Christian could respond to the "problem of evil." The problem, we will remember, is a distinctly Christian problem. As it is often charged, the problem has to do with the existence of the Christian God and the tremendous amount of evil and suffering in the world. continue

Recovering Classic Evangelicalism

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Recovering What Exactly? A Review of Gregory Thornbury's Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. HenryHe was the founder of Christianity Today, he wrote The Uneasy Conscience of American Fundamentalism (1947), and whenever you see... continue

The Importance of the Printing Press for the Protestant Reformation, Part Two

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When Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church on October 31, 1517, he was calling for a disputation concerning indulgences. His action was not one of defiant vandalism; the church door was the church bulletin board of the day. However, Luther's request for a disputation went unanswered because the Ninety-Five Theses caused such controversy that today they are credited with beginning the Reformation. Due to the controversial nature of his handwritten document, Luther printed them in Wittenberg in Latin. In 1518, the German translation was published and during the course of the next two years an additional twenty-two German editions were printed.(1) If it had not been for the efficiency of movable type printing for duplicating the document, his reforming work and influence on other reformers would have developed differently. continue

The Importance of the Printing Press for the Protestant Reformation, Part One

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Johann Gutenberg and the Technology This article is the first of two that will consider the importance of Johann Gutenberg's movable type printing technology for the Protestant Reformation and how the new technology was employed effectively by Martin Luther in Germany. Part one will deal with the technology, and part two will consider how it was used by Luther in Germany. continue
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