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John Allister
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Communion Services in the Early Church
In the early church, there were three main types of service – the agape meal , the synaxis (similar to Service of the Word), and the eucharist (Greek for “thanksgiving”). Over the years, the agape meal largely faded out, and the synaxis and eucharist merged...
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Unapologetic - Francis Spufford
This is an utterly remarkable book. Here's part of Spufford's explanation of what the book is for: You can read any number of defences of Christian ideas. This, however, is a defence of Christian emotions – of their intelligibility, of their grown-up dignit...
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Did the "Carol Service" Census Really Happen?
If you ask an educated atheist to show that the events described in the New Testament didn't really happen, the number one place they pick is the "carol service" census described in Luke 1. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should ...
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