Recent Faculty Blog Posts

  • Prayer for Healing—2: Confused Christians

    By Clay Jones

    Tomorrow

    This is a post from: Clay Jones

    As I said in yesterday’s post, there are a lot of confused Christians when it comes to prayer for healing, and this has resulted in some zealous and harmful mistakes. Continue reading

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  • “Cut and Paste” Biblical Living

    By Dave Talley

    Today

    There is no end of opportunities to be blessed with the teaching and preaching of God’s word. Great preachers can be heard on the radio. Podcasts can be automatically downloaded to our phones or iPads. The teaching of God’s word is available 24 hours a day, 7 days ...

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  • Sorcery in Melanesia: Christian responses?

    By Kenneth Nehrbass

    Yesterday

    The Melanesian Institute’s (MI) Point 33 is replete with thick ethnographic description and missiological applications. In addition to supplying particulars about how and why sorcery is variously practiced throughout Papua New Guinea (PNG), the contributors suggest how the church should respond to this phenomenon.The government has long been ...

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  • "God speaks my language": Steve Fortosis tells stories of translation

    By Kenneth Nehrbass

    Sep. 18, 2017

    “The biblical writers intended to be understood,”  Steve Fortosis  asserts in The Multilingual God. However, Fortosis’ numerous stories of translation reveal that it is exceptionally challenging to generate a comprehensible translation of scripture in tribal languages. Many minority languages lack abstract terms such as love, holy, hope, kingdom, or faith ...

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  • Cordial Disagreement is the Highest Honor

    By Sean McDowell

    Sep. 18, 2017

    We live in a time when impatience, personal attacks, and shallow criticism characterize much of the cultural dialogue. I can hardly ever post a blog without receiving personalcriticism from someone to my left or my right.

    My concern in this post is not how we came to this cultural ...

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  • Prayer for Healing—1: Two Confusions

    By Clay Jones

    Sep. 16, 2017

    This is a post from: Clay Jones

    Prayer for healing is often misunderstood. Like The Little Engine that Could, some Christians are working up the faith for healing—they’ve got to say “I believe God will, I believe God will, I believe God will,” and they cannot doubt … Continue ...

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