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Dead. Jesus is dead.

“These words, ‘Father into your hands I commit my spirit,’ are every bit as frightening as Jesus’ prior cry of abandonment. Jesus is not comforting himself, he is gesturing to the Father that he is ready to face the final work that only Jesus can

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Calvin on: The Church

This from Calvin’s commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:1: “This mark, therefore, is as it were an approval of a true and lawful church…a church is to be sought only where God presides and where Christ reigns, and that, in short, there is no church but

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Volf on: Extraordinary Life

“You sit on your couch, beer or soda in your hand and junk food by your side watching TV for hours – that’s ordinary. You work around the clock not because you have to feed your family, but for no other reason than to park

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Volf: God is not a Santa Claus God

“Some scholars of popular religion describe Santa as a god of consumerist materialism whose sole purpose is to give. And indeed, many people think of God in this way, as a Santa Claus conveniently enlarged to divine proportions. God is an infinitely rich, always available,

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Aristides on: Christians

“It is the Christians, O Emperor, who have sought and found the truth, for they acknowledge God. They do not keep for themselves the goods entrusted to them. They do not covet what belongs to others. They show love to their neighbours. They do not

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Florovsky on: Community

“Christianity entered history as a new social order, or rather a new social dimension. From the very beginning Christianity was not primarily a ‘doctrine’ but exactly a ‘community’. There was not only a ‘Message’ to be proclaimed and delivered, and a ‘Good News’ to be