Earliest Manuscript of the New Testament Discovered? The papyri have confirmed various readings as authentic in the past 116 years, but have not introduced new authentic readings. The original New Testament text is found somewhere in the manuscripts that have been known for quite some time.
A Puritans ‘War Against Religion’ (LA Times): Roger Williams, the Puritan who founded Rhode Island, insisted on the state refraining from intervening in the relationship between humans and God.
Churches Go Less Formal to Make People Comfortable (USA Today): Comfortable is a theme that’s becoming common among churches taking advantage of new, non-traditional spaces. Across the country, churches are springing up in unexpected locations: movie theaters, skating rinks, strip malls and old warehouses, among others.
How We Got Here: The Evangelical Trinitarian Milieu: Evangelicals have a peculiar relationship with the doctrine of the Trinity. Defined nearly as much by the way they hold their values and beliefs as the beliefs themselves, evangelicals value the Bible as God’s distinct self-revelation. They are people of the Book, and therefore, if it’s evangelical, it is usually going to be biblical. And yet, the formulation of the creedal doctrine of the Trinity that came down from Nicaea isn’t stated in the Bible.