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Introducing our Latest Scripture Study! “The Bible and Prayer”

Part of our Journey Through Scripture program, "The Bible and Prayer" explores the human quest for God, unveiling the true nature of prayer: what it is, how it works, and the bountiful blessings available to those who walk the path of intimacy with God.
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Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 09.09.10

If you’ve ever traveled in conservative evangelical or fundamentalist circles, you know the Scofield Reference Bible. It’s a hefty tome, and influential. And one could argue that this annotated edition of the Scriptures, first published in 1909, created modern fundamentalism. Its editor, C.I. Scofield, made his own theological opinions seem like the plain sense of the Scripture text. In reality, his...  [Continue Reading]

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Is Peter the Rock? (Part 3: Some Reasons I Think He Is)

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 09.08.10

As I explained in the last post in this series, Gundry has made the case that Jesus’ use of petros / petra was intended to highlight the fact that Peter was not the foundation but that the church would be built upon Jesus’ own words.

While this reading may at first seem possible, a number of observations, in my opinion, render such an approach highly implausible. In sum, I would suggest that while...  [Continue Reading]

Matthias Scheeben on the Mysteries of Christianity (Part 3)

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 09.02.10

“The fascination of mystery is so strong that almost all religious and social organizations that exercise or have exercised an inspiring and lasting influence on mankind have wrapped themselves up in the obscurity of mystery, and have even gloried in the mysteries which they were aware of, although they disdained Christianity because of its mysteries. Their mysteries, products of human invention,...  [Continue Reading]

Is Peter the Rock? (Part 2: Gundry's Take)

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 08.31.10

In his detailed commentary on Matthew, Robert Gundry makes the argument that Jesus was purposeful in using different words in his declaration to Peter—“you are petros, and on this petra I will build my church” (Matt 16:18).

Gundry is representative of many Protestant commentators. His view: the rock the Church is built upon is decidedly not Peter, but something else. In Gundry’s view, the petra,...  [Continue Reading]


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