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Amanda W. Benckhuysen

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Who’s Blessing Whom?

According to Acts 8, the angel of the Lord told Philip to go to the road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza. On his way, Philip happened upon an Ethiopian eunuch, an official in the court of the queen of…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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Rising Out of Hatred

In his book, Rising Out of Hatred, Eli Saslow documents the journey of Derek Black, and how this prominent white supremacist and leader of the white nationalist movement ultimately came to renounce his beliefs. Prior to his conversion, Black had…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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Let’s all praise the Lord

This semester, I have the good fortune of teaching a class on the Psalms. Last week, the class was discussing Psalms of Praise, those lofty hymnic psalms that direct our attention to the majesty, the goodness, and the power of…
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