Christmas & the Imago Dei

The first book of the Bible, Genesis, tells us that God made humanity in the image and likeness of God. This is narrated in Genesis 1:26-28. Throughout history, scholars and theologians have debated what this means. At LAMP Seminary RDU, we're currently reading Anthony Hoekema's Created In the Image of God, which is a wonderful treatment of this sometimes controversial and confusing concept ...

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Happy Columbus Day?

The wonderful thing about studying historical theology is that we can sometimes lose ourselves in the past and forget about the constant stream of superficial tripe that dominates the media. But, we often find the past impinges on the present in countless ways. Today marks “Columbus Day,” and I have no desire to delve into the political furor that surrounds it.

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Glory Road - Stories of African American Pastors

Theological training is always a journey of discovery. We never know as much as we need to know and we are always growing in our understanding and application of God's revealed Word. For many, studying in seminary opens up a whole new world that we didn't even know existed. Seminary also challenges us to reconsider many of our cherished beliefs and traditions. 

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