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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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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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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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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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Christian Doctrine (12)

Summary notes for [and some thoughts on] Chapter 12 of Christian Doctrine1, “Where is God? The Doctrine of the Incarnation”: Continuing to follow the pattern established in the Apostles’ Creed for reviewing the doctrines of the faith, Guthrie moves on … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (11)

More summary notes on Christian Doctrine1 – Chapter 11, “Why Don’t You Just Be Yourself? The Doctrine of Sin”: Sin is paradoxical for human beings. It is “unnatural” in the sense that it runs contrary to created human nature “in … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (10)

Summary notes for Chapter 10, “Who Are We? The Doctrine of Human Beings” in Shirley S. Guthrie, Jr., Christian Doctrine (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994) 192-211. It’s harder to say “who we are” than we might think; once … Continue reading

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