Category Archives: Church History

Do the Details of Jesus Birth Agree in Matthew & Luke?

This is another in a series of questions from critics about the Bible. Question: Matthew’s account of Jesus birth seems to differ from Luke’s. They seem to start from different places and they travel to different places. Matthew has Jesus, Mary, … Continue reading

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Did Aquinas Bring Greek Philosophy Into Christianity?

Periodically we hear the accusation that we should not bring in philosophy, particularly Greek philosophy, into Christian theology. Tertullian is often quoted as saying “What has Jerusalem to do with Athens?” Also, is it not true that the apostle Paul … Continue reading

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The Bible as History: Minor Details in the Book of Acts

In Colin Hemer’s great work The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History, the author goes to great length examining the minutia that Luke wrote into the New Testament book of Acts. Hemer makes several lists of different … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (from the collection of Lincoln’s papers in the Library of America series, Vol II, pp. 520-521).   The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

First Thanksgiving Proclamation By President George Washington October 3, 1789     Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore … Continue reading

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The Historicity of the Book of Acts, by Dr. Craig Keener

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Historical Details in the Book of Acts

(for the first of this historical series, see the post from a few days ago, here.) In the bible, the books of Acts was written by Luke (see the first few verses of each book). The book includes a very … Continue reading

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