Tag Archives: Theology

What is Man?

  Three thousand years ago, an ancient sage gazed at the world and asked the most important question anyone could ask about our corporate humanity: When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him…? (Ps. 8:3–4) Indeed. What is man? What

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WERE ANIMAL SACRIFICES IMMORAL?

Was it immoral to sacrifice animals, as was practiced in the Old Testament? Sean McDowell offers some historical and theological context to address these questions fairly and thoughtfully.       Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, the National Spokesman for Summit Ministries, a best-selling author, popular speaker, and part-time high school teacher. Follow

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Are Christian and Mormon Beliefs the Same?

Does the Mormon Church hold the same beliefs as the historic Christian faith? How are they similar and different? Sean McDowell briefly answers these questions.             Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, the National Spokesman for Summit Ministries, a best-selling author, popular speaker, and part-time high school teacher. Follow him on Twitter:

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DOES POLYGAMY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT JUSTIFY SAME-SEX MARRIAGE?

I was recently confronted with a challenge about marriage at one of my events. The claim was that God permits same-sex marriage today because marriage is not clearly defined in Scripture. Adam and Eve were a monogamous heterosexual couple, but later in Scripture God allowed men to marry multiple women. This signals a trajectory in the Bible towards more openness

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Are You Ready?

Looking at first century Jewish history this is what we know of the major elements of a Jewish marriage at the time of Christ. First the father of the bridegroom makes arrangements for the marriage and pays the brides price which establishes the marriage covenant. Then the son returns to his Father’s house and prepares the bridal chamber. At a

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