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Review: Four Views on the Apostle Paul

Four Views on the Apostle Paul by Michael F. Bird My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first book of the recently popular “N Views on Topic X” form that I’ve read, and I think it’s a great … Continue reading

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Beyond the bumper stickers

A thoughtful and helpful column from a UCC pastor whose background is Roman Catholic, directed primarily towards her Protestant sisters and brothers who don’t have much experience with or knowledge about Catholic religious orders. I especially appreciated her comparison of … Continue reading

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Denominations: Assessing an Ecclesiological Category

And while we’re on the subject of books, thanks to Steven R. Harmon for pointing out that the Ecclesiological Investigations volume Denominations is now available for the Kindle at an affordable price. I was very excited to discover the existence … Continue reading

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Models of the Church, part 3

After defining five models of the church, and considering them in relation to several important theological themes, Dulles closed his original edition of the book by considering criteria by which one might be able to evaluate ecclesiological models. The criteria … Continue reading

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Disagreeing with Barth

We cannot hear Christ otherwise than according to the particular leading and responsibility of the churches, each of us, that is, giving ear to the church to which we owe allegiance as members, within which we were baptized and brought … Continue reading

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Which church?

I’m taking an ecclesiology class this semester, and classes started last night. Early in the discussion, there was a distinction made between the “congregation”, meaning the folks who gather to worship together in a particular place on Sunday, and the … Continue reading

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