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Extra-Curricular Activities 05.25.13

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TGC Zondervan PanelHow to Engage and Study Doctrine in the Local Church

How can we engage and study doctrine in the local church?
Hear insights from Michael Horton, J. D. Greear, Justin Buzzard, and moderator
Kevin DeYoung in this video – the Zondervan Panel from the 2013 Gospel
Coalition National Conference.

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Gary Manning - No Stone Left Unturned: Solving a Minor

“it turns out that, while the Greek word for stone (λίθος)
is common, the phrase ‘stone upon stone’ (λίθος ἐπὶ λίθον) is rare. It is only
found in Jesus’ Temple saying and in Haggai 2:15. When tracking the use of the
OT in the NT, the rarer a word or phrase is, the more likely that it is an
intentional allusion.”

Tim Gombis - Evangelicals & the Bible, Part 4 [and Part 5]

“I was struck that
some students weren’t necessarily trying to understand notions in Scripture and
integrate them with aspects of lives. Their first concern was to know
what to say in conversations or debates with others.”

David Neff with Jamie Smith - You Can't Think Your Way to

“The core of the person is what he or she loves, and that is
bound up with what they worship—that insight recalibrates the radar for
cultural analysis. The rituals and practices that form our loves spill out well
beyond the sanctuary. Many secular liturgies are trying to get us to love some
other kingdom and some other gods.”

Roger Olson - Where
the Devil is Satan (in Contemporary Christianity)?

“We are, it seems to
me, extremely uncomfortable with believing in Satan or demons—except perhaps as
personifications of the evil that humans do. But it seems to me that’s very
difficult to do while attempting to take the New Testament seriously. Satan is
all over in it; he’s a major player, a significant character in the narrative.”

Sharon Hodde Miller
- The Seminary Gender Gap

“not every woman is
called to seminary—no more than every man is called. But if we believe that
theological education is an important way to train leaders and guard the
integrity of Christian belief, then the skewed gender ratio at evangelical
seminaries should give us pause.”


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