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Discerning the True Church

Discerning the True Church, Part 2

In introducing and wading into this subject of “Discerning the True Church” I am quite aware I am walking in a theological mine field. I am willing to risk it because, in my opinion, of all the theological subjects considered and debated…
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The Ultimate Purpose of the Incarnation (Part 2)

Several months ago while I was at work I saw something quite unusual. On a busy main street I heard a bunch of honking and looked over to see a woman driving a sedan with a gasoline pump handle and hose sticking out of the side of her car. Traffic…
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The Ultimate Purpose of the Incarnation (Part 1)

I think it would negligent on my part to not attempt to address the most famous and widely quoted statement from On the Incarnation. I will quote the statement and the fuller context and then attempt to grapple with the meaning and application…
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Why Christ Had to Die the Way He Did

In On the Incarnation Athanasius addresses objections to the Christian doctrine of Jesus Christ suffering and dying on a cross. I want to explore in this his answers to the following questions: Why did he submit to the kind of death he actually…
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Why the God Word had to Become Human

The foremost heresy worldly people have ever been faced with is this: The eternal God took a human body as his “place.” I am here now not talking about heresy in the sense of a departure from Christian orthodoxy but rather departure from…
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In Truth Only God Can Save

The Lord Jesus Christ stated plainly: “All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Luke 10:22,…
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The Wedge of Truth

My academic background (for Undergraduate studies) is in Religious Studies and History. I have long had an interest in studying other religious faiths—with a special emphasis on studying the primary beliefs and documents which adherents to…
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The Argument From Transformed Lives

One of the most potent means of persuasion to get someone to buy a product or pay for some service is to give convincing reasons that it actually does what is claimed. We all know this from everyday experience. And the initial interest one takes…
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Christmas and the Theology of Athanasius

I propose that Christian theology and Christmas are intimately related. In this and the series of blogs to follow my purpose is make the case for the fundamental reason for the festival of Christmas: The incarnation of God as Jesus Christ. And…
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The Truth in Reality

I saw very recently someone wearing a t-shirt that had the following statement on the front: “I reject your reality and substitute my own.” This is, I think, an acute summary of the general attitude of the age in which we live. And frankly,…