Author Archives: John Aloisi

How Has the Church Responded to Theological Controversy?

A few weeks ago, I mentioned a new little book written by Justin Holcomb, titled Know the Heretics (Zondervan, April 2014). At the same time that book was published, a companion volume titled Know the Creeds and Councils was also … Continue reading

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Do You Know Any Heretics?

Within American history the names of Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr, and the Rosenbergs live on in infamy. These are people who rather notoriously tried to undermine the well-being of our nation for some kind of personal profit. We look back … Continue reading

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The Gospel, the Homosexual, and the Church: Recap and Reading List

This past Wednesday, Peter Hubbard, author of Love into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual, and the Church, delivered the annual William R. Rice lectures at DBTS. In his three lectures, Hubbard talked about how to understand and how to show … Continue reading

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Among the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, there is a rather troubling document dated from the year 1 B.C. It’s a letter written by a husband to his wife. The husband is out of town, and the wife is apparently expecting to deliver … Continue reading

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Augustine’s Version of “Teach a Man to Fish”

Students in my Medieval Church History class recently read Augustine’s book, On Christian Teaching. As I was working my way back through this little volume, I was struck by a statement Augustine (354-430) makes which seems to have application to … Continue reading

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The Nye-Ham Debate in Retrospect

Along with several million others, I watched the widely publicized debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham this past Tuesday evening. Since that time, many people on both sides of the origins issue have produced videos, articles, and blog posts … Continue reading

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Abortion and Human Depravity

This past week many people on both sides of the abortion issue commemorated the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision (issued 22 Jan 1973). Since that time, more than 56 million unborn children have been legally … Continue reading

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Book Drawing—Winner

Congratulations to Matthew Rickett of Roseville, MI. He won our recent book drawing and should be receiving his books later this week. Thanks to all who participated.

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Book Giveaway – 3 Books

Let’s say you recently bad-mouthed Santa a bit and ended up not finding much reading material under the Christmas tree. Here’s your opportunity to win three books: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism, edited by Andy Naselli and Collin … Continue reading

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Book Note: Tri-Faith America: How Catholics and Jews Held Postwar America to Its Protestant Promise

According to author Kevin Schultz, in 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt asserted that the United States is “a Protestant country,” and that “Catholics and Jews are here under sufferance” (Tri-Faith America, 10). In this fascinating book, Schultz argues that between … Continue reading

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What Really Happened in the Incarnation? Some Thoughts from the Fourth Century

Did Christ exist before he was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary? And if he did, in what sense did he exist before his incarnation? In the early fourth century, a church leader named Arius came into conflict … Continue reading

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Priorities During the Holiday Season

For some reason it seems to have started earlier than usual this year. Naïvely perhaps, I’ve always thought “Black Friday” referred to the day after Thanksgiving (i.e., Friday). The reality is that we’ve all been receiving emails and seeing print … Continue reading

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