Narcissism & the Reflections of “Me”: Interdisciplinary Engagement from Psychology and Youth Ministry

5 years ago

By Dan Logan and Troy Temple After a full day of work and teaching university students aged 18-29, my wife asked me (Dan), “how was class today?” This was a typical question, and somewhat routine, for which I often answered with an expected positive response. However, this time it was...

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

5 years ago

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...

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

5 years ago

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...

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The Political Use of The Bible During the Protestant Reformation

5 years ago

By Gai Ferdon The European continental Reformation (1400s-1500s) is known for producing an array of theological scholars whose writings attempted to either reform Roman Catholic institutions or replace them.1 Protestant Reformers, armed with vernacular translations of the Scriptures and a new approach to biblical interpretation, strategically attacked significant doctrinal assumptions critical...

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

5 years ago

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...

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

5 years ago

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...

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Theological Music: An Interview with Keith Getty

5 years ago

By Keith Getty, Benjamin K. Forrest Recently, Keith Getty took some time to have a conversation with the managing editor of “Faith and the Academy,” Benjamin K. Forrest. Getty, perhaps best known for his hymn, “In Christ Alone” is a hymn-writer, producer, worship leader, and author (“Sing” B&H, 2017). Along...

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

5 years ago

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...

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The Reformation: Looking Backward to Move Forward

5 years ago

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...

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Sola Scriptura: Implications For Christian Scholarship And Integration

5 years ago

By John Woodbridge The Protestant Reformers Martin Luther (1483- 1546), John Calvin (1509-1564) and their evangelical colleagues taught that Holy Scripture should play a determinative role in any form of education.1 As advocates of sola scriptura, Luther and Calvin firmly believed the Bible inspired by the Holy Spirit reveals divine, fully trust-worthy...

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