The•ol•o•gy Pro•per

The•ol•o•gy Pro•per: Theology comes from two Greek words, theos, meaning God, and logos, meaning word. If all theology is thus “words about God,” what is Theology Proper? It is the term that theologians use to refer to the doctrine of God—who He is and what He is like. It is primarily concerned with God’s attributes—those…

Of Cakes and Commentaries

All of us know that mastery of the basics, in any area of life, is fundamental to success. If you want to bake an edible cake, you will never get away from the need to select the proper ingredients, measure them in the correct proportion and then add them in the right order. No matter…

And I Quote… January 25

In our contemporary context, the ‘Lord’s will’ is frequently understood by Christians to refer to matters of personal guidance, and thus to God’s immediate plans for their future. But the divine will in the Pauline letters, particularly in Ephesians, has a different focus, without neglecting the personal dimension. The ‘will of God’ is closely related…

Friday Findings—January 22

A Fragile Life Worth All Our Love A touching story about a family who chose life—even when the culture counseled death.   The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: Its Our Problem A convicting article by Dr. Albert Mohler on the Bible ignorance of many professing Christians. It isn’t just a problem for society at large and…

Yet Speaking—January 21

What a comfort is this to Christians, that they have the presence of Christ so far forth as shall make them happy, and as the earth will afford. Nothing but heaven, or rather Christ in heaven itself, will content the child of God. In the mean time, his presence in the congregation makes their souls,…

Un•jar•gon•ed—January 20

Jar•gon, words and terms that are either only used by a particular profession or group—or that have a unique meaning when used by that group, can be intimidating. While it is often essential for accuracy and precision, it can often degenerate into a form of lexical snobbery, permanently excluding those not in the know. Theology,…

Ends and Means

Our culture is addicted to success. From parenting to painting to online image managing, we are constantly bombarded with a thousand and one means by which we are promised a success that has to this point eluded us. Churches and other religious organizations are often not far behind in their promises. If you will follow…