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February 19 2022 By dvirtue Francis Collins on COVID-19 politics: 'The culture war is literally killing people'

"And yet they are still not seen as something that a lot of white evangelicals are interested in taking part in and, as a result, people are dying. I just didn't see that happening and certainly not at this scale."

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February 15 2022 By dvirtue One-stream Anglicanism

One-stream Anglicanism is completely at home with traditional worship and practice. The 16th century English reformers were crystal-clear that the Bible is primary (sola Scriptura), while maintaining a high regard for how it has been interpreted over time (i.e. tradition). Reading the reformers is like reading Scripture through the glasses of the esteemed church fathers.

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February 15 2022 By dvirtue Wonders of the Living World: Alister McGrath -- exploring the landscape

I became a scientist because of my sense of wonder at the beauty and immensity of the world. I felt that I was about to begin a journey of discovery which would answer all my great questions about life and the universe. I had no idea where this excitement about the beauty of the world would lead me. I just knew it would be worthwhile and satisfying.

Can you tell us a bit about your faith journey?

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February 04 2022 By dvirtue The Unforgiveable Sin

I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, Pharaoh will not listen.
(Exodus 7:3-4a)

This idea of spiritual deafness is similar to Isaiah's prophecy, (Isaiah 6:9-10; Acts 28:26-27), repeated later by Jesus in Matthew 13:9-17.....

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February 03 2022 By dvirtue New Frontiers in Politically Correct Bible Translation

Scripture scholars, whether of the dynamic equivalence or formal equivalence school of translation, usually strive to give the sense of the original meaning of the text. Most major English translations are not trying to skew the text for ideological reasons. But there have been exceptions. And one of those exceptions now appears to be the canary in the coal mine.

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January 06 2022 By dvirtue Roman Catholicism as a "temptation" for evangelical theology

In Mohler's view, present-day evangelical theology faces these temptations: fundamentalism, atheism, Roman Catholicism, and liberalism. These words are not to be taken lightly; the trajectory of evangelical theology has not always been peaceful.

What is interesting is to understand the main dangers surrounding it. Let me briefly comment on three temptations and then focus on Roman Catholicism.

Fundamentalism, atheism and Protestant liberalism

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January 03 2022 By dvirtue ANGLICAN EVANGELICALISM: RECLAIMING OUR ALLIES: PART TWO

The language we use in our relationship with the Lord may range and alternate from the ordinary to the majestic in the speech of those who adore him according to either their natural characteristic of plain communication in everyday circum-stances, or the cultivated language of studied and creative art. Both methods of speaking of or to God have their place, if reverent, trustful, affectionate and humble.

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December 28 2021 By dvirtue Will We Be Able to Sin in Heaven?

Here are eight considerations in regard to this question that can put our fears to rest:

1. On this fallen earth, we do not have the perspective of heaven, which makes it difficult to imagine being in a state where the capacity to sin - even the idea of it - no longer exists.

In Ephesians 1:17-19, the Apostle Paul set the record straight .....

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December 17 2021 By dvirtue WESLEY VS WHITFIELD

It is a curious fact of our history that the Church of England started on the firm foundation of a moderate Calvinism (Calvin before Calvinism, the clear message of the Anglican formularies), but after Edward VI, Elizabeth I, and James I the colors of the church changed to Arminianism (sometimes called Pelagian: see Article 9). By 1630s-40s the church became significantly anti-Calvinist and has remained that-leaning ever since, and I wonder why and how it happened.

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December 17 2021 By dvirtue The Limits of Civil Obedience: the Meaning of Romans 13

Romans 13 has long been a controversial and greatly misunderstood passage. It is also a passage that has been often referred to in the last few years in light of mandates, lockdowns and coercion -- often invoked to require an almost unquestioning subservience and submission to the state.

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