New Testament Studies

4 Ways Not to Redeem the Time – Christian Article

Most of us desire to be more productive. We want to know the best way to get everything done. The biblical phrase often used in this regard is “redeeming the time” (Eph. 5:16). Following Paul’s advice is indeed the proper way to think about our daily lives. But what does he mean when he uses this phrase? Though Paul’s words do apply to being more productive, his vision is more all-encompassing than just checking items off a to-do list. Yet…

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What We Lose When We Collapse the Four Gospels into One – Christian Article

The ordinary Christian adult would struggle to articulate why we have four Gospel accounts rather than one. Wouldn’t it be simpler if we only had one account? Do differences among the four accounts invite unnecessary doubt? Do similarities among the four accounts create unhelpful redundancy? Many people read the Bible a verse or two at a time, simply looking for a quick dose of inspiration. They might think they’re faithful Bible readers, but they’re barely scratching the surface. They’ve been…

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