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By Nathan Tarr, PhD In 1659, the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony canceled Christmas. The purpose of this brief essay is to explore why they did so and what we—rightly looking forward to enjoying our Christmas traditions—can learn from their decision. We can work toward a helpful understanding of Puritan opposition to Christmas by…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Tracy on the subject of abuse. Topics of conversation include: Why churches have become havens for abusers Defining the five categories of abuse (sexual, physical, verbal, spiritual, neglect) The effects of shame and how to heal from it How Christians can help victims of abuse Dr. Steve Tracy serves as professor…

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    Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Reju on the subject of counseling. Topics of conversation include: The difference between discipleship and counseling How the church congregation can engage in counseling one another When pastors should seek additional counseling support outside of the church How to think about secular therapy and biblical counseling Resources for equipping…

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  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Duby on the subject of Christology. Topics of conversation include: What are God’s incommunicable attributes? God’s aseity, and why it matters for Christology The importance of Philippians 2 in understanding Christology God’s immutability as it relates to the incarnation The mystery of Jesus’s humanity and divine power Resources for further…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Mark Dever on the subject of baptism. Topics of conversation include, What is baptism? How this practice differs among different denominations Modes of baptism Issues of re-baptism Age considerations for baptism Resources for a biblical understanding of baptism Dr. Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church…

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Photo credit: Don Baltzer Merry Christmas from all of us at Phoenix Seminary! 6 For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder,     and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace     there will be…

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