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March 02 2016 By dvirtue JERUSALEM: Archaeologists dig up fabrics dating back to kings David and Solomon

The excavation, carried out in southern Israel at the ancient copper mines of Timna -- believed by many to be the site of King Solomon's mines -- took place in late January and February.

The textiles, just 5-by-5 centimeters in size, are the remnants of clothing, tents, ropes, cords and bags. They were preserved thanks to Timna's extremely dry conditions, the archaeologist said.

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February 25 2016 By dvirtue The Importance, Authority and Trustworthiness of Scripture

Many of the older and newer classics mentioned there can still be highlighted, such as those by Warfield, Blomberg, Packer, Carson, Geisler and Sproul, to name just a few. But since them a number of excellent new volumes have appeared which are well worth mentioning. They are volumes we all should have in our libraries, and used to stand strong for the reliability and trustworthiness of Scripture.

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February 22 2016 By dvirtue Living and Loving the Litany - BCP 1662 (Part One)

Leaning into the Litany with one's full weight, linking one's self to its aliveness, affords the supplicant a continuous lesson in the nature of prayer, - its derivation from a right understanding of God whose description and credentials are thoroughly Scriptural, - an accurate reading of one's self as a dependant and sinner before God, - an awareness of the range of matters that are subject to the divine scrutiny, - and our cognizance of the constant necessity of divine support and help in o

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February 21 2016 By dvirtue Peter Johnson Servant and Apostle of Jesus Christ

Peter is a model of grace as much as he is a messenger of grace. He verifies what he has witnessed concerning the Lord Jesus and he has been wrought upon by the divine power. The eternal affection of God and the transformative action of God have collaborated to make Simon Johnson, brash and impulsive fisherman, into Simon Peter, the reliable representative of his Lord.

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February 14 2016 By dvirtue Oldest Surviving Copy of Hebrew Bible Recognized as UNESCO World Treasure

I24News reported that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization added the millennium-old Codex earlier this week to its International Memory of the World Register, which honors some of the most important discoveries relating to human history.

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February 06 2016 By dvirtue Confusion about the word "Love"

The King James version of today's Epistle reading, I Corinthians 13, uses the word "charity." In most other places where the same word, agape (ἀγάπην), appears in the original Greek, the King James Version has it translated as "love." Here it is translated, however, with the word "charity" perhaps to be very specific, coming as it does from the Latin caritas, into which agape was translated by St. Jerome.

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February 01 2016 By dvirtue The Lofty Spirituality of The Old Testament: Romans 4:8 --15

Circumcision committed man to obedience and holiness. He was to replicate in his person and life the perfection of the moral law; to maintain the image of God in human nature and behaviour. Emphatically under Moses circumcision imparted the conviction of sin. There was no-one capable of divinely required purity and perfection.

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January 20 2016 By dvirtue The Self-Understanding of Jesus

In the Parable of the Tenants the landowner's son is killed and in the Parable of the Wedding Banquet the son of the king is dishonored as one to be scorned and insulted by the refusal of invited guests to attend the marriage ceremony and following festivities.

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January 19 2016 By dvirtue Crisis in the Anglican Communion: recent history and potential outcomes

Many in the Church of England believed that what was happening in North American Anglicanism was irrelevant to the UK. However there was concern for some time in the leadership of the non-Western provinces[3] at the North American church's apparent capitulation to new liberal social trends, and how this would inevitably manifest itself in other Western contexts including the C of E.

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January 10 2016 By dvirtue Those Who Do Not Learn From History...

One of the bravest of them, Dietrich Bonheoffer, was hung in prison by piano wire in April 1945, in a final act of spite as the end of the military struggle with Nazism approached.

The rest, as they say, is history.


What does this have to do with the meeting of 38 Archbishops of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion in Canterbury in the second week of January 2016.

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