Archives for tag: History

Briefly Noted: History with a Beer Chaser; Or, Why Theology is Best Done in Community

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Not at Southeastern Seminary, mind you, but at Ithaca College. That’s where they have a Beer’n’History club. So writes Michael B. Smith in a recent edition of The Chronicle Review (Dec 14, 2012). In the article, Smith tells the story of a small group of faculty members who get together … Read More »

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What I’ve Been Reading (6)–Creationism Is Evolving

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We often forget to make the distinction between creation and creationism. Creation is a doctrine, and as such it is an unchangeable tenet to the Christian faith.  Creationism is an apologetic approach which attempts to integrate the doctrine of creation with the current understandings of the natural sciences.  As such … Read More »

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An Invitation to Study History at Southeastern

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Christianity arose within human history and inevitably is set within the flux of history; and Christian theology and ministry are inevitably done within historical and cultural context. For this reason, Southeastern offers undergraduate courses in global history, Western history, and American history; and offers both undergraduate and graduate level courses … Read More »

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The Sword of the Lord…and of John R Rice

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John R. Rice was, arguably, the leading voice of Fundamentalism in the 20th century. At its peak in the early 1970′s, his weekly paper, The Sword of the Lord, boasted a circulation of over 130,000. Back in those days, as a young Southern Baptist disturbed by the direction of the … Read More »

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Engaging Exposition (13): Issues Concerning Context

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The inspection stage of exegesis moves toward completion once we have identified the genre and developed a genre-specific outline. These two elements are required to properly examine the content of a text. The next stage can be called the inquiry stage. “Inquire” means to ask a question. In this stage, … Read More »

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