The First Century, Biblical Understanding of Discipleship

“A [biblical] text cannot mean what it never meant to its author or his readers. The true meaning of the biblical text for us is what God originally intended it to mean when it was first spoken.”[1] This most basic rule of exegesis laid out by Gordon and Stuart will be important to remember in this article.

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I’ll Pretend You’re Serious About Jesus If You’ll Pretend I’m Serious About Jesus…

When I was a kid, I played a lot of games; board games, card games, outdoor games, and even some video games (I’m kinda old).
 
But lately, I’ve lost my taste for games.
 
It’s not that I think there is anything wrong with games in and of themselves; I just don’t have the desire or the time to play games.
 
One of the reasons that I no longer have any desire to play games is because I came to the realization that I have spent my entire life watching people play games.

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On Apostates, Heretics, and the Hurting

Over the last few years there seems to have been a rash of public Christian personalities (I hesitate to call them leaders) either apostatizing, espousing heresy, or admitting that they are struggling to hold on to orthodox Christian beliefs; and in the most heartbreaking cases, committing suicide.

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