RESISTERE, latin for resist: resisting the devil

RESISTERE, latin for resist: resisting the devil

“Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 NRSV 



In the Latin Vulgate, the translation uses resistere to encourage believers to take a stand against the Devil.  This stance is an oppositional one, but it is a prayerful, non-violent confrontation,  as it should be.This is exactly what Jesus does. When he was in the desert fasting (as many are during this Lenten season), the Evil One…

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RESISTERE, latin for resist: Daniel (VULG), Ezekiel, and the Imago Dei

"He said to me, ‘Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.

RESISTERE, latin for resist: Daniel (VULG), Ezekiel, and the Imago Dei

"He said to me, ‘Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.

Fundamentalism and Post-Evangelical Culture

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After the World Vision drama that spread all over the interwebs, there have been a few posts on postevangelicals farewelling evangelicalism (well, sorta?). Over at Christ And Post Culture, Hannah Anderson wrote an excellent post putting post-evangelicalism in historical context, Farewell Evangelicalism?: Not So Fast. At Canon And Culture, Rob Schwarzwalder asked, Why Younger Evangelicals Are…

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Open Theism, Moltmann, Patristic Thought, & Divine Apatheia

Open Theism, Moltmann, Patristic Thought, & Divine Apatheia

In a recent facebook group discussion, we have gone back and forth about the meaning of what does it mean for God to be impassible?  Does God really not suffer, and therefore is not able to relate to humanity? A current stream of polemics in BOTH conservative evangelical and mainline liberal Christian academia consists of making Platonism along with any other form of Greek philosophy to be enemy…

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RESISTERE, latin for resist: Judges 6 & the right kind of resistance

RESISTERE, latin for resist: Judges 6 & the right kind of resistance

“Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds.”

- Judges 6:2 NIV

So the way I judge a Bible/ Bible translation is its wording for my favorite chapter, Judges 6. I know some go with Romans, others, Isaiah, and others the Gospel of John. But honestly, Judges 6, and story of Gideon from beginning to end…

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RESISTERE, latin for resist: the meaning of resistance

RESISTERE, latin for resist: the meaning of resistance

GEORGE YANCY & EVERYDAY FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN RESISTANCE

“”To resist (resistere or “to take astand”) suggests the capacity “to stand back,” to acquire an oppositional perspective vis-a-vis a given set of objects. And while every act of agential behavior is not an act of resistance, every act
of resistance is an agential form of behavior. And while
cows might be said to ‘”resist,” they do not “take a

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Postmodern Scholastics And Their Theologies Of Glory

Postmodern Scholastics And Their Theologies Of Glory

A lot of scholars in the theological academy are under the presumption that their theologies are neat and squeaky clean, that the categories that they rely on, the labels such as “heretic” and “orthodox,” “pantheist” and “biblical,’ whatever the case may be. I think that they are sadly mistaken. Much like the current state of Hollywood where producers have no original stories to offer,…

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Patristics Carnival XXXIV: Easter Edition

Patristics Carnival XXXIV: Easter Edition

Patristics Carnival XXXII

Happy Glorious Resurrection Day everyone! And what better way to celebrate Easter and our Risen Savior than the return of the ONLY blog carnival that highlights the Church Fathers and the apostolic tradition?

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Speaking of Easter, Bible Belt Catholic (Fr. James Melnick) shared a portion of an Easter homily by Athanasius of Alexandria.

Jim West pointed us to a book on Philip…

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Dispatches from Campus Ministries: Sharing the Gospel

Dispatches from Campus Ministries: Sharing the Gospel

So, while I could probably write a whole book about this topic, I intend to keep this post short, sweet and simple because at the end of the day , the issue of sharing the gospel/missiology does simplify rather easily.

If you’ve been involved with campus ministries during your college years for even a minute, you would be familiar with the zeal and passion that engenders these campus ministries…

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