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Bible Translation

Bible Translation and the Early Church

Lawson Stone has just published four superb, short essays on the hows and whys of Bible translation in the early days of the Christian era. The style is informative and also very entertaining: So as the world increasingly spoke Latin, the Greek versions of the Bible that had become sacrosanct for most Christians became as […]

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Africa

Is Christianity African?

William at Onesimus Online has come up with another brilliant blog post: There is a persistent myth among both Christians and Muslims and others that Christianity is a Western religion that is foreign to Africa. And yes, it is true that Western versions of Christianity, such as Roman Catholicism and all forms of Protestantism are […]

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Mission

Mission and the Early Church

Why then did early Christianity spread? Because early Christians believed that what they had found to be true was true for the whole world. The impetus to mission sprang from the very heart of early Christian conviction. If we know anything about early Christian praxis, at a non- or sub-literary level, it is that the […]

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Church: World

What on Earth is God Doing?

This looks like it might be worth attending: >The Bible promises that the earth would be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea: yet we are living in an age in which church attendance seems to be falling dramatically, and respect for the Christian faith and […]

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Church: World

Academic and Religious Freedom

One large evangelical seminary has made a stupendous bid for academic and religious freedom by shaking off the habit of students wearing robes and mortar boards at graduation (because they have Roman Catholic roots). This glorious bid for freedom involves the wearing of…  no you have to read it for yourselves. Make sure you read […]

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Bible Translation Madagascar Mission

The Church In Madagascar

As Sue starts to think about packing for her next trip, I thought this quote from The Penguin History of the Church: History of Christian Missions by Stephen Neil might interest you: When a reckoning was made it was found that the Christians were four times as many as they had been at the beginning […]

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Christian Life Church: World Mission Observations Reviews

Early Church History: An Interview with Rodney Stark

There is a fascinating interview with the sociologist Rodney Stark on Al Hirsch’s blog, Forgotten Ways. Stark wrote one of the best books I’ve read in last few years, The Rise of Christianity, which gives fascinating insights into the way the early church grew and developed. You get a good flavour of the book by […]

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Church: UK Reviews Theology

Spurgeon

I’ve just come across a great resource for anyone interested in the work of C. H. Spurgeon. There are lots of good things here including a listing of Spurgeon’s sermons (with some examples to read), some other articles by Spurgeon and some writing about him. Well worth a look. This post is more than a […]