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  • Five Solas
    The Five Solas of the Reformation
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on October 21, 2014

    What are the Five Solas, and what do they have to do with Reformed Theology? The “Five Solas” are Latin phrases that collectively served as foundational principles of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation  was a movement that began in the 1500′s and sought to “reform” the traditions and beliefs of Roman Catholicism. The Five Solas …

  • CS Lewis
    C.S. Lewis On The Reading of Old Books
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on September 14, 2014

    We often settle for reading about the works of Augustine, Calvin, or other “old books” rather than reading the works themselves. C.S. Lewis recommended the reading of old books in his introduction to Athanasius’ On the Incarnation. There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the …

  • The Apostles Creed
    The Apostles’ Creed
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on September 7, 2014

    The Apostles’ Creed provides an orderly and succinct description of Christian doctrine. While it may not have been produced by Christ’s apostles, it is a valuable statement from the early church. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:Who was conceived by …

  • The Moral Argument for God's Existence
    Can Atheists Be Moral? That’s the Wrong Question
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on August 10, 2014

    Occasionally you will hear people question whether an atheist can be a moral person. But is this the right question to be asking? Can an Atheist be Moral? Of Course, but that is the Wrong Question As Christians we know that the moral law comes from a Creator God, and some think that those who …

  • CH Spurgeon Quote
    Live in the Bible
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on July 19, 2014

    “Visit many good books, but live in the Bible” – C.H. Spurgeon C.H Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers” of the 1800′s, seems to be an endless source of great quotes. Here he admonishes us to immerse ourselves in God’s Word. While we can certainly benefit from “visiting” other good books, we are to find our …

  • Who Wrote the Gospel of Luke?
    Did Luke Write the Gospel of Luke?
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on June 29, 2014

    Unlike the writings of the apostle Paul, the books of Luke and Acts do not record the author’s name. So how do we know who really wrote them? Despite not having a convenient title page with a copyright date and the writer’s name, there are several reasons to be confident that Luke wrote the gospel …

  • The Book of Acts
    Dating the Book of Acts
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on May 31, 2014

    The following is an excerpt from a guest post on the Blue Letter Bible blog – Acts: When it Was Written and Why it Matters “Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the …

  • Reliability of the Bible
    The Reliability of the Bible – 4 Quick Thoughts
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on May 21, 2014

    You are likely familiar with some of the hundreds of resources you can go to for an in-depth look at how Scripture has been preserved. In a conversational setting, however, it is not always practical to bring these resources into the discussion and it is difficult to recite from memory the relevant information that you’ve …

  • Who Were The Pharisees
    Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes…Oh my!
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on April 22, 2014

    The three main philosophies which characterized Judaism in the New Testament period and before were the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes. So what’s the difference between these three groups? Though one may at first be struck at the apparent disunity that is suggested by the Jewish faith having such distinct sects, it is important to remember …

  • 16 Must Have Christian Apps
    16 Must-Have Christian Apps
    Posted by Clayton Kraby on April 14, 2014

    Here are 16 of the best Bible, theology, sermon, and apologetics apps for Christians to add to their tablets and smartphones.  These 16 Apps can turn your iPad into a virtual seminary (Tweet This List). Bible.isThis is a simple Bible that provides the text of the Old and New Testaments in several versions. It also has …

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