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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 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

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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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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Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 2: “The Church is One…” 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 2: “The Church is One…”

This is my second post in a series of ecclesiological explorations. We are studying the church in order to counter the bad ecclesiology that pervades so much of today’s world.…

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Art and Faith: A Book Review (Sort of) 1024 1024 Andrew Hicks

Art and Faith: A Book Review (Sort of)

I recently read the excellent book Art and Faith: A Theology of Making by Makoto Fujimura. This book is a culmination to his larger “culture care” program. Famed New Testament scholar,…

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Playtime Has Just Begun

When we were children we loved to play. We would spend countless hours playing and playing. Time flew by and we lamented not being able to play longer. When we…

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