A Christian View of Government

by Dr. Gai Ferdon and Zane Richer Every article should have at least one idea in it. The one idea in this article is simply that a Christian view of the state is possible. And it is a wondrous development in the history of Western thought that this idea presently wants for proof not among […]

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Leadership for the Other

by Jack Carson This article was originally published as the first article in the Fall 2020 edition of Faith and the Academy, the journal published by the Center for Apologetics every year. Training Champions for Christ is the mission of Liberty University, and by extension, the task of every faculty member at this institution. Throughout […]

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Progressing From ‘A Theology of the Disciplines’ to ‘A Theology For Vocation’

by Dr. Benjamin K. Forrest Progression is natural. My youngest son is learning the alphabet with his mom before he learns to read at school. My grade school daughter is learning the commutative property of addition before she learns algebra. Learning is always built upon prior knowledge. Progression is natural, it is good, and if […]

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Redemptive Storytelling: Reimagining the World through a Hopeful Lens

Logan Prince graduated from Liberty University in 2019 with degrees in Journalism and Theology and Apologetics. Since graduating, he has been working as a producer at Bellevue Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. Stories matter. Worldview stories shape perspectives. Fictional stories instill values. The grand narrative of the Bible influences, well, everything. Stories fill a perennial […]

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Where There Are People, There Too Are Stories: Interdisciplinary Engagement from Literature and Apologetics

By Marybeth Davis Baggett and A. Chadwick Thornhill Some books are indelibly tied to their historical moment. For readers, they conjure images of the past and bring to mind impressions of a bygone era. The glory of Rome’s Golden Age emanates from the pages of Virgil’s Aeneid; Anglo-Saxon heroism, from Beowulf. The Divine Comedy captures […]

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Engaging our Christian Heritage in its Broader Cultural Contexts: Interdisciplinary Engagement from History & Church History

By Sam Smith and Ken Cleaver What is the relationship between church history and general history? This is a question that arises from time to time both in the church and the academy. It is an especially important question for Evangelical Christians. The differences and similarities reveal how both disciplines play unique and vital roles […]

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Protestant-Muslim Relations in Reformation Europe: Peace Through Scripture More Than With “Pikes And Muskets”

By Benjamin Esswein Looking back at the Reformation, some striking expressions of the nascent, Protestant faith stand out. For instance, early Protestants eagerly and actively participated in proselytizing their movements through missions and Bible translations. Among the Evangelicals (Lutherans), this was especially true. As with Martin Luther’s famous theses and treatises, the printing press remained […]

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Women in the Reformation: Sola Scriptura’s Implications for Tradition and Authority

By Donna Davis Donald One of the defining issues of the Reformation was authority, specifically that of tradition versus scripture. With the refrain sola scriptura, the reformers affirmed the supremacy of the Bible as the source of authority. What remained was to sort out what that meant. Signature doctrines such as transubstantiation, purgatory, and clerical celibacy […]

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“Ordinary” Labor and Christian Calling: A Gift of the Reformation

By Roger Schultz The 16th Century Protestant Reformation transformed the concept of “calling” and work, paving the way for professions, market entrepreneurship and modern capitalism. We usually think of the Reformation’s impact on the Church and Christian theology – which was its primary focus, however, the Reformation also had a broad influence on politics, social […]

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The Reformation: Looking Backward to Move Forward

By Tyler Scarlett I have six children. Whenever our family circus piles into the minivan, it’s only a matter of time before someone blurts out, “Are we going to Nana’s house? Is it soccer day? Can we go to McDonalds?” Curious little minds constantly want to know “Where are we going?” Half a millennium ago, […]

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