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by John Ellis Wrapped up in American evangelicalism’s heritage is an (un)healthy stream of Neoplatonism. To be fair, during the fourth and fifth centuries, Neoplatonism did help rescue Christianity from the contra-Biblical dualism of Manicheanism. However, some strands of theological thought also adopted Neoplatonism’s flirtation with Gnosticism’s rejection of the …

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by John Ellis At first, while reading Makoto Fujimura’s comparison of artists to “people in the margins, people under suspicion, people who have been humbled” I wanted to resist, to push back. I’m wary of claims that unwittingly divide God’s people even more than we already are. But, as I …

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In As You Like It, Jacques delivers Shakespeare’s famous words, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” True and truer still. We are characters written by God into His great story of His cosmos. A story that He wrote, produced, directs, and stars in. …

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