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Jun
20
2011

What Early Apostolic Preaching Teaches Us About the Essential Christian Gospel

There's been a lot of talk recently about what the Gospel is in its essence. Some partisan Christian groups with a particular theological viewpoint want to define The Gospel as their specific theological perspective—effectively rendering all other expressions of the Gospel error.

So what is the essential Gospel? Well, if we say it is the message delivered unto the early church by Jesus, how would one discover the content of that message?

I propose that one method would be to survey the content of the preaching and descriptions of the preaching of the apostles in the book of Acts.

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Jun
17
2011

You've Been Reading Genesis Wrong: A Review of The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton

Author: John Walton
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intervarsity Press (2009)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780830837045

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I received a copy of The Lost World of Genesis One as an early Father's Day present. It's been on my reading list since it was published. And I'd been anticipating its publication since I watched a video lecture of professor John Walton explaining his view from a Wheaton classroom years before. So in short, I was very excited to read this book. And it didn't disappoint.

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Jun
14
2011

Community, Christology, and Corporate Atonement: What the Harry Potter Books Can Teach the Church

At Theology on Tap this week, Rev. Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, an ordained Episcopal priest and doctoral student at BU, spoke on Christology in Harry Potter. She has taught a course on Christian Theology and Harry Potter, and written a book on it as well. She completed an MDiv at Yale studying with Miroslav Volf, author of Exclusion and Embrace (the book we are currently reading together in Tanks to Tractors).

In her introduction, she gave a brief overview of Christology to set the stage for the discussion of the Potter books. In it she surveyed the early Christian church's struggle to agree upon Christ's nature and work. She also gave an overview of the life of Christ throughout the Gospel accounts, noting both their similarities and differences. A central commonality she emphasized was Jesus' "radical hospitality." By this she is referring to Jesus' deliberate status-quo-challenging embrace of outsiders—women, Gentiles, the stigmatized, and the poor—for which he is scandalized and eventually executed.

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Jun
04
2011

Glo Bible Software Review

Over a year ago, I stumbled upon a new interactive way of viewing the Bible and related resources called Glo Bible. It was fascinating. The software focused on user-experience and connecting the reader with media like virtual tours of the Holy Land and online video related to biblical topics. The interface was also highly visual. The books of the bible were all laid out in a table side-by-side. It was great.

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Jun
02
2011

The Kind of Love that Gets You Killed: A Video by Brent Levy

 

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May
24
2011

Efrem Smith on Calvinism and Christian Hip Hop

Those of you who know me, may know that I have a strong opinion on Calvinism and Christian Hip Hop (Part I, Part II). What you may not know, however, is that I am not entirely alone in my opinion. Besides myself, I have read disappointingly few who have had the guts to speak out on this subject.

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May
24
2011

So, Then, That Happened…

I've been holding back from posting because I didn't want to interrupt my series on the Evangelical Covenant Church's six essential Affirmations—which will require one more preliminary post on Evangelicalism and Pietism (coming soon!)—but alas there has just been too much happening. 

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May
09
2011

Going Covenant: On Denominations and the ECC

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Apr
26
2011

In-between Faith: A Reflection on Luke 12:1-34

A different sort of faith is required when one finds oneself in an "in-between" season of life. We often transition from one life-stage to the next, and before one knows what the next stage will be fear is often the natural result. When our role is clear and our tasks predefined, the faith we need is simply to trust that God will supply our strength and lead us where we are meant to go.

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Apr
22
2011

A Portrait of Christ by Jeremy Cowart

A Portrait of Christ from Jeremy Cowart on Vimeo.

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T. C. and Tyson Moore

Theological Graffiti is the offical blog of T. C. Moore @tc_moore ...a Jesus-disciple, husband, father, urban church planter @NewCityCovenant, designer @NewCityPro, teacher, student, and friend. Discussion is welcome, so long as it is conducted in a spirit of charity. First and foremost, this blog is for self-expression—then community. More About.Me

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