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Musings on The Intellectual Life

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by A. G. Sertillanges (repr. CUA Press, 1998) is a classic of which the seminarian should be aware. I draw attention to a few of the salient points made by Sertillanges in hopes that the reader will pursue matters further by reading the whole book. Its preliminary chapters…

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John DelHousaye on Praying the Nunc Dimittis

Luke has given us three prayers for Advent—the Magnificat, the Benedictus, and the Nunc Dimittis. This meditation focuses on the third; I intend to offer context for the focus (kavanah) we bring to the prayer. This section in Luke’s birth narrative of Jesus has four chiastic subunits: A         Piety of Parents (2:21–24) B          Simeon’s Piety…

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A Tribute to R. C. Sproul from Wayne Grudem

Yesterday, the popular Christian author, speaker, and founder of Ligonier Ministries, R. C. Sproul, passed into glory. Posted here is a note of gratitude for his life and ministry from Wayne Grudem. R. C. Sproul was a tireless, ever-courageous defender of the inerrancy of the Bible and the unfathomable greatness of our sovereign God. He had…

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John Meade on The Biblical Canon Lists

“What is a biblical canon list,” you ask? It is an ancient list of biblical books usually drafted by a church father or synod to specify those books churches recognized as authoritative for doctrine. For example, St. Gregory of Nazianzus drafted a canon list of books (381–90 AD) that promoted piety on the one hand and defended from…

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Wayne Grudem on Theistic Evolution

Theistic evolution is the view that God did not directly act in the world to create plants, animals, or human beings, but instead that He simply created inanimate matter at the beginning of the universe and then allowed completely naturalistic mechanisms such as random mutation and natural selection to produce all forms of life, including…

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The Phoenix Seminary Faculty Works

At Phoenix Seminary, we live our motto, “Scholarship with a Shepherd’s Heart.” This means that we have a faculty that trains men and women for gospel-centered ministry for the building up of healthy churches in Phoenix and beyond. In 2017, the faculty has labored in countless ways, but let’s try to enumerate some of them.…

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