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Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 6: Kingdom and Mission 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 6: Kingdom and Mission

The Church is closely related to the Kingdom and to the Mission of God (Missio Dei), but there are potential misunderstandings. This article is an article for clarification of terms…

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The Kingdom of God: An Introduction

There are few concepts more central to the preaching of Jesus than the Kingdom of God. Sadly, however, this concept does not receive an equal amount of attention from Jesus’s…

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The Trinity: An Introduction

The earliest Christians wrestled with their articulation of the Trinity. The monotheism that the early followers of Jesus inherited from Judaism prohibited them from concluding that Jesus was one god…

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The TaNaKh: An Introduction

Is the Jewish Bible the same as the Christian Old Testament? The answer is not as simple as you might think. In short, the answer is both yes and no.…

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The Apocrypha: An Introduction

One set of questions I get a lot as a minister and a teacher is about the Apocrypha: “What is the Apocrypha?” “Why do Catholics have extra books in their…

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The Septuagint: An Introduction

Have you ever seen those footnotes in your Bible that have “LXX…” in them? Have you ever wondered what those are? You are not alone. If your Bible doesn’t have…

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Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 5: “The Church is… Apostolic.” 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 5: “The Church is… Apostolic.”

Since its beginning, teaching has been a key part of what the Church does in the world. In fact, right after responding to Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost…

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Say What You Believe

Why do you always say what you believe? Why do you always say what you believe? Every proclamation guarantees Free ammunition for your enemies (Awww!) –  Aaron Burr, Non-Stop, Hamilton…

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Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 4: “The Church is….Catholic…” 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 4: “The Church is….Catholic…”

One distinction is important to make right off the bat. This is NOT referring to the Roman Catholic Church. The distinction that is usually made is between the capital “C”…

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Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 3: “The Church is … Holy…” 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 3: “The Church is … Holy…”

The Church is holy. This is so in two senses. The first, is that the Church is holy. How can we claim otherwise? Jesus died and gave Himself up in…

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