• The City

    Rome and the Risen Jesus

    Reading the Resurrection in Imperial Context By Daniel R. Streett It is a common Sunday School bromide that Jesus’s Jewish contemporaries were expecting  a  political messiah, and  thus misunderstood Jesus,  whose mission was  not  political but spiritual. He came not to liberate his people from evil rulers but to save individuals from their sins. When …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Review: The Infiltrator

    I have never seen an episode of Breaking Bad, but I have certainly heard of Bryan Cranston’s performance in that series; his fans should appreciate his new film, The Infiltrator, in which he portrays a policeman who infiltrates the Escobar drug cartel.  I have never read the autobiography upon which the film is based, but …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Review: The Secret Lives of Pets and Finding Dory.

    I gorged on animate films on July 9 and my glucose levels are still in the stratosphere.  I knew, well in advance, that any animated film these days will suffer from terminal cuteness; The Secret Lives of Pets and Finding Dory are both interesting, but a double-header might not be the best of ideas. The …

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  • The City Summer 2016

    Who’s Afraid of the Big Bang?

    Why Christians should not Run from Science[1] Craig A. Evans Science and conservative Christians have not always been on good terms. This is mostly so because some Christians think science and the book of Genesis are at odds. Genesis seems to say that the universe was created only six or seven thousand years ago, while …

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  • The City

    Jesus’s Resurrection and ours According to Paul the Apostle

    By James P. Ware The resurrection narratives in the Gospels portray Jesus as raised to life on the third day in his crucified body, leaving behind him an empty tomb. In Luke’s Gospel, for example, the resurrection narrative beg ins with the disciples’ discover y of the empty tomb (24:1–12; cf. 24:23–24). At the climax of the …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Review: The Legend of Tarzan

    The heat kept me inside my house most of the July 4 weekend, but I did make my way to a theater once. The place was packed with screaming children, so I avoided the animated features Finding Dory and The Big Friendly Giant. I do intend to see both of them, but my ears (and …

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  • Craig Evans

    The Ten Pillars Vision Expands by Opening HBU’s Houston Theological Seminary

    Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce the formation of Houston Theological Seminary. Classes for Houston Theological Seminary will begin this fall semester on HBU’s campus, other campuses, as well as online. Students will be able to participate in these classes in multiple ways including by pursuing their Master of Divinity degree or by attending …

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  • The City Summer 2016

    Remembering Scalia, Peer of the Founders

    Beginning with the Summer 2016 issue The City will transition to being an all-electronic journal.  We are excited about this new emphasis on reaching our audience through digital means. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Jeff Green.   By Timothy S. Goeglein “God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Reviews: Free State of Jones and Independence Day: Resurgence

    I saw two very different movies:  Free State of Jones and Independence Day: Resurgence.  I was impressed with both. I confess that I did not know about  the group in southeast Mississippi who fought against the rebellious Confederacy, held the Confederate army at bay from 1862 to 1865, and then resisted the Klan and other …

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  • The City

    Paul as a Witness to the Resurrection of Jesus

    By Charles L. Quarles Mention  of the  witnesses to  the  resurrection of Jesus bring s to mind figures such as Peter,  John, the  remaining  members of  the  Eleven, Mar y Magdalene,  Mary   mother  of  James, Salome, Cleopas, and his companion. Paul might at most be granted an honorable mention. After all, he did not see …

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