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Galilee in the First Century CE

In this essay I look at three aspects of the social history of first century CE Galilee. This provides a context for the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, which mostly took place in Galilee around 30 CE.

A Communal Proclamation (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

I believe that there is more to the Lord’s Supper than what is offered in many churches today. In this 8 minute video, Danny Zacharias addresses some misunderstandings and shortcomings of our abbreviated Communion and Eucharist celebrations.

John Piper and Emotional Blackmail

In this post, I express my concern about John Piper’s lack of propriety and wisdom in comments where he references Tozer’s widow. This quotation is posted several times on The Gospel Coalition’s website.

Adam named Eve because . . .

Andrew Perriman critiques the notion that Adam naming Eve displays man’s authority over woman. Perriman explains that “naming in Scripture is a way of determining the essential character or identity or purpose of something or someone,” and he gives several examples that demonstrate this.

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