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Dan Lioy

Dan Lioy is an ordained minister with the North American Lutheran Church. Dan has a PhD in New Testament Studies from the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University (South Africa). Dan is a DMin faculty advisor and adjunct professor at GFES. He is also a permanent faculty member in the graduate school of the Institute of Lutheran Theology and the Senior Research Manager for the Postgraduate School of South African Theological Seminary. Dan is the author of numerous published works, including Facets of Pauline Discourse in Christocentric and Christotelic Perspective (Peter Lang, 2016) and Evolutionary Creation in Biblical and Theological Perspective (Peter Lang, 2011).

Character counts!

In 1980, a critically acclaimed movie titled The Elephant Man hit the theaters. It told the story of John Merrick, a severely deformed person living in Victorian-era England.

What is truth?

Amy Wang is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post.[1] In the Post’s daily political weblog The Fix, Wang noted that in 2016, Oxford Dictionaries named “post-truth” as the “word of the year.”[2]

Jesus, our unblemished offering

Peter Leithart is the president of the Theopolis Institute[1] and blogs at First Things.[2] In his August 12, 2016, post titled, “A commendation of Leviticus,”[3] Leithart affirms the “moral import” of Leviticus. In particular, he notes that the book’s “ceremonies symbolize” its “moral teaching.” Furthermore, its “morality grows out of the liturgical habits it instills.”

The One Thing

In the 1991 western comedy, City Slickers, Mitch Robbins (played by Billy Crystal) meets a grizzled cowboy named Curly Washburn (played by Jack Palance). Mitch and his two pals are being led by Curly on a two-week cattle drive from New Mexico to Colorado. Mitch hopes the excursion will give him a chance to find […]