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  • The Gospel of Reality

    from Gene Edward Veith Feb 24, 2009 Category: Articles

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are not enough for many denizens of the twenty-first century. In their search for a more palatable Jesus, novelists such as Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code, feminist theologians such as Elaine Pagels, and their acolytes in the media and pop culture are turning to the apocryphal gospels of the early heretics. These are alleged to contain a valid, alternative version of early Christianity, one that can support today's feminism and moral permissiveness. But comparing the New Testament Gospels to those written centuries later only confirms that these writings are works of history. Keep Reading
  • The Resolution Solution

    from Gene Edward Veith Dec 30, 2008 Category: Articles

    A modern reader perusing Jonathan Edwards' "Resolutions" is likely to think, what about dieting? And, didn't eighteenth-century New England have any gyms that he could resolve to join? Today, losing weight and getting more exercise are about the extent of our resolutions. We summon up our will-power, self-scrutiny, and self-discipline in an attempt to look better. Edwards was engaged in an attempt to be better. Keep Reading
  • An Epic in the Making

    from Gene Edward Veith Dec 09, 2008 Category: Articles

    The theme of this month's Tabletalk is Paradise Lost, which is the title of what most critics would agree is the greatest poem in the English language. John Milton (whose 400th birthday we celebrate today on December 9) was an English puritan revolutionary who helped overthrow King Charles I but whose hopes for a free republic were dashed with the restoration of the monarchy. Narrowly avoiding the death penalty, Milton lost everything. His first marriage was unhappy. After his wife died, he married again, only to have her die in childbirth. He also went blind. In his enforced leisure, Milton, trying to justify the ways of God to himself, turned to Scripture and began an epic meditation on the fall, imagining as no one had done before or since what Eden must have been like, why Satan hates us so, why Eve and Adam ate the fruit, and how the Son of God restores us to a "paradise regained." Keep Reading
  • The Old Mission Field

    from Gene Edward Veith Nov 07, 2008 Category: Articles

    Missionaries from Europe and America took Christianity to the ends of the earth and evangelized Africa and Asia. Now, as Christianity declines in the West, churches from the old mission field are the ones defending historic Christianity and are evangelizing Europe and America. Keep Reading

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