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What N.T. Wright Gets Wrong About the Coronavirus

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Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus That’s the headline of an article on the Times Magazine Ideas section of their website. Its author? N.T. Wright.
More like N.T. Wrong.
First, who is this guy? N.T. Wright has been an interesting figure on the scene of Christianity for quite some time. He once was lauded as a go-to resource for information on the historical background surrounding the New Testament. However, he has since written some things that lead to questions over his understanding of key Christian doctrines, and when challenged about those issues his answers are less than clear. At best, he’s a convoluted writer/speaker who repudiatescaricatures. At worst he is not an orthodox Christian because he has abandoned central Christian doctrines. Where he fits in that spectrum has been and remains a topic of debate within Christianity.
I don’t intend to weigh in on my thoughts on Wright’s theology (though I certainly have them). Today I simply want to address his Times…

What to make of the Coronavirus?

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Editorial note: Why did I choose to write about the coronavirus? Honestly, part of it was processing my own heart and emotions as I see the headlines, track the spread, and anticipate the future. I've had to put my own heart in check, submit to Christ's commands regarding anxiety, and direct myself back to trusting the Lord through uncertain times. This is the fruit of that. I hope it is helpful.

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The Novel Coronavirus; aka 2019-nCoV; aka SARS-CoV-2; aka COVID-19.
A rose by any other name, amirite?
Many people have said many things regarding the new disease that is exploding across the world. Despite exponential growth in multiple nations, as of this writing, there are still some who are hesitant to label this a pandemic. It is my belief that this will change soon, and it will be globally recognized as a pandemic in the coming days or weeks. I’ve kept a pretty close eye on this for around a month now, and it’s fascinating to read the different responses, …

The Reliability of the Biblical Text

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Some time ago I wrote a series of articles on the practical applications of our church's doctrinal statement. This article was a companion article to that series, specifically to the article on the Holy Scriptures.

Some might read the previous post on the doctrine of the Scriptures and say “well, that’s how we should respond if the Bible is true, but how do we even know it is true? How can we be sure that the Bible we read today even says the same thing it said 2,000 years ago?” I deliberately avoided dealing with such issues in that post because the series is focused on the practical outworking of our theology, not on apologetical and/or polemical arguments. Therefore, that post simply assumed the veracity and trustworthiness of the Scriptures.
However, in light of the fact that many people today attempt to malign the Bible by saying things like “we only have copies of copies of copies and, like a game of telephone, the message has gotten very distorted” I thought that I would shar…

The Unchanging Word of God

This article was first written for and published in the IFCA News Connection, an email publication of news and encouragement of IFCA Int. You can find the edition in which this article was published by clicking here, and you can subscribe to receive that e-newsletter by clicking here.
The Unchanging Word of God By Kenn Chipchase
In 1970, archeologists were sorting through some ancient remains of a village called En-Gedi that had suffered from a fire way back in approx. 600 A.D. They found an ancient charred document amongst the remains but were unable to unroll and read the scroll for fear of damaging the badly overcooked piece of animal-skin parchment. Researchers have been forced to ignore their curiosity in the contents of the scroll until a later time when new methods were developed.
Those new methods have arrived. With recent advances in technology, researchers have finally been able to find out what was written in that document. 
Using a complex instrument normally employed for cance…