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“Unknown god altars,” “innocent natives,” and “anonymous Christians.”

    In this article, I will examine how a few contemporary mission thinkers have appealed to the altar to the unknown God in Acts 17:23. We will attempt to answer the question “Does the apostle Paul actually affirm the religiosity of the Athenians via the altar, and by extension, can we affirm the religiosity of adherents of other religions or of the validity of aboriginal/indigenous religion?”

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Inspiring Words on Jesus From John Calvin

John Calvin wrote the preface for his cousin's translation of the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into French. Here he enthuses on the benefits of Christ in a fashion not unlike a lover waxing eloquent on the wonders of the beloved.

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Eschatology and the “need for speed” in missions

The approach that a missionary or evangelist employs can be greatly influenced by their home culture. Imagine two missionaries: the first from a culture that values respect at all costs, and the second that values success at all costs. How might this show up in their approach? What if the elements of speed and novelty are added to the mix? These questions are not just rhetorical, but occur in real life. This article will examine how Matthew 24:14 has been used to justify the need for speed in missions. 

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Seven Marks of a True Christian Couple

What are the marks of a true Christian couple — let us say that they are married or about to be married? Because Jesus said, "Not everyone who says, Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 7:21).

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