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November 8, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
Why Morality Matters: An Introduction to Ethics by Scott B. Rae
“Why be moral?” Perhaps it’s to fulfill some sort of social contract forged between human beings in order to transcend the state of nature? ...
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November 7, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
What Does It Mean to Be Human? Exploring the Christian Doctrine of Humanity
“What does it mean to be human?” Throughout our history people have offered many, sharply different answers. But what does the Bible say abo...
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November 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
What is Docetism?
Docetism is an ancient heresy that says Jesus was not fully human. According to Docetism, he seemed to be human, but because Jesus was fully...
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November 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
What happened at the Council of Chalcedon?
The Council of Chalcedon was the fourth ecumenical council. In 451 AD, leaders from all of Christendom gathered to define the incarnation of...
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October 30, 2018 | ZA Blog
John Calvin: The Accidental Reformer
John Calvin was a sixteenth century French theologian, best known for his prominent role in the Reformation and his influential theology. M...
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October 18, 2018 | ZA Blog
5 Tips for Reading Apocalyptic Literature in the Bible
Apocalyptic literature is a challenging genre. In the Bible, we find this genre in the Book of Revelation and in the second half of Daniel. ...
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October 12, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
Psalm 121 Commentary: Where Does Our Help Come From?
When your world turns dark and your journey turns rugged, where do you turn for help? What is your source for the confidence you need to fac...
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October 11, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Was Nebuchadnezzar?
Nebuchadnezzar was a powerful king of Babylon who reigned from about 605 BC until around 562 BC. By submitting your email address, you u...
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October 9, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
Practical Counseling Techniques for Victims of Trauma
For survivors of trauma, what are effective counseling techniques that are integrated with a Christian worldview? Find answers below in this...
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October 8, 2018 | Bill Mounce
When Is Then, Then? (Matthew 27:38) - Mondays with Mounce 330
The longer I work in Greek, the more curious I am about conjunctions, and the more I am concerned about how we teach glosses. Take τότε for ...
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October 5, 2018 | Bill Mounce
Jesus' Possible Play on Judas' Words - Mondays with Mounce 329
When Jesus says that one of the disciples will betray him, Judas responds, μήτι ἐγώ εἰμι (Matt 26:25). μήτι shows that he expected to answer...
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October 4, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Does "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin" Mean?
Mene, mene, tekel, parsin, is an Aramaic phrase found in chapter five of the Book of Daniel, the story of Belshazzar and the handwriting on ...
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October 2, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
The Reformation's Influence on How We Got Our Bible
The accessibility of the Bible in most of the world’s major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story: how we got the ...
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September 27, 2018 | ZA Blog
Genesis 1: In the Beginning
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The Bible begins with these famous words in Genesis 1, laying the foundation for ...
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September 24, 2018 | Bill Mounce
What Is a “Divided Tongue”? (Acts 2:3) - Mondays with Mounce 328
I am not sure why there are so many differences among the translations on Acts 2:3, but it is fun to think through the options. The order of...
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September 21, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Is the Apostles’ Creed?
The Apostles’ creed is the oldest statement of faith in the Christian church, written sometime in the second century AD. The creed defines c...
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