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Historic Premillennialism

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. by Alan Bandy In the earliest period after the apostles, most of the discussions on the end-times focused on the nature of the future Kingdom of Christ when he comes to inaugurate 1,000 years of ruling with the resurrected saints on Earth based on Rev....

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An Editorial From My Daughter: Scary Needs to Go

My daughter, Alexandra (age 10), had to write an editorial for a school assignment. I thought that what she wrote was worth sharing. While I am proud of my daughter for her critical thinking skills, I thought she raised a great point. Scary Is Gone by Alexandra Bandy People like to advertise movies, but have you ever thought of how children think of those commercials? Kids can become frightened from those scary movie commercials....

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A Culture of Convenience?

I think that I am still processing from my recent trip to the Peruvian Amazon. The Bryan Baptist Association has adopted the Iquito people who live along the Chambira river, which is a tributary of the Amazon. I took a group of OBU students as part of a GO Trip specifically to build relationships and work with the people through chronological Bible storying. No amount of mental preparation, however, can prepare you for the reality of...

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Imitating Paul the Missionary: Acts 20:24

About ten years ago I adopted Acts 20:24 as my life motto. Paul, in his farewell message to the Ephesian elders, remarks:  “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me– the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace (NIV).” These words echo many similar statements made by the apostle throughout his letters. Paul was a man...

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Bible Translations: Are They Accurate?
Dec21

Bible Translations: Are They Accurate?

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles that traces the origin, collection, transmission and translation of the Bible. Each representative article examines one of the four questions pertaining to the inspiration, canonization, textual transmission and translation of the Bible. The issue of translation of the Bible stems as a natural corollary once the question of the textual transmission is settled. To assess...

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