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Christian Doctrine (16)

Here are my summary notes on Chapter 16 of Christian Doctrine1, “Are You a Christian? The Doctrine of Justification”: Guthrie introduces the topic with possible answers to someone’s question “Are you a Christian?” What do you say? That you go … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 9 10-19)

The Uniform Series passage for Sunday, August 20 is Acts 9:10-19, the last part of the episode of Paul (Saul’s) dramatic conversion experience (or, “conversion” experience, if we follow the new scholarship on Paul, which I do, that holds that … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (15)

Summary notes on Christian Doctrine1 Chapter 15, “What’s New? The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit”: Moving on to the next paragraph in the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The identity of the Holy Spirit is one issue. … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 8 26-40)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 13 is Acts 8:26-40. These are my notes on the text: This is an amazing text from a literary point of view; and there are a lot of ideas packed into this text-as-literature. … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (14)

These are my summary notes on Chapter 14 of Christian Doctrine1 “Who’s in Charge Here? The Doctrine of the Resurrection”: Christians celebrate Easter as the victory of God and good over the powers of death and evil. But in the … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 6 1-8)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 6, is Acts 6:1-8. Here’s the text (Inclusive Bible version), and my notes: 1In those days, as the number of disciples grew, a dispute arose between the Hellenistic Jews and those who spoke … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (13)

Summary notes [and comments] on Chapter 13 of Christian Doctrine1, “Is God Against Us? The Doctrine of the Atonement”: Guthrie begins with a vivid image: a revivalist preacher telling the story of a sinful human being, represented by a dirty … Continue reading

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