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Circumcision (weekend poll)

August 9, 2014
Circumcision (weekend poll)

Circumcision is one of the most prevalent procedures done to male infants in the United States, but there are many who question the value of circumcising boys, and it has dropped to the lowest level since the 1960s.  According to this article, circumcision helps prevent kidney and urinary tract infections.  It is also being used […]

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Did Peter get Demoted? Was James the Real Leader of Ancient Christianity?

October 25, 2010
Did Peter get Demoted?  Was James the Real Leader of Ancient Christianity?

I recently finished the book Saint Peter: A Biography by Michael Grant.  I’ve heard a few scholars make the case that James, Jesus’ brother was the leader of the early Christian church rather than Peter, but I didn’t understand the reasoning behind that.  Grant seems to believe that Peter got demoted following his well-known conflict […]

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Circumcision Rock & Roll

May 13, 2010
Circumcision Rock & Roll

OT SS Lesson #18 The advantage of blogging the SS lessons instead of teaching them is that I get to cover the chapters that are totally skipped by correlation. (This one [Joshua 5] probably for good reason, but it deserves a mention SOMEWHERE.) Everyone knows that good Jews are circumcised. God instituted the covenant with Abraham, and faithful Jews […]

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