Her•men•eu•tics

While Exegesis deals with the task of understanding what a text meant in its original context, hermeneutics deals with what those texts mean to us today. However, it is important to note that this is not the only definition in use today. Some authors use the term hermeneutics to refer to the entire process of…

Friday Findings—August 26

Treating People Like Projects “It is not disingenuous to have evangelistic intentions undergirding our love and care for unbelieving people. In fact, I don’t know if a Christian can genuinely love their lost friends without wanting, more than anything else, to see them escape condemnation and enjoy the infinite benefits of a relationship with Jesus!”…

J.C. Ryle… Yet Speaking

It is an awful truth, and worthy of all consideration, that knowledge not acted upon, in God’s sight, is not merely useless and unprofitable. It is much worse than that. It will add to our condemnation and increase our guilt in the judgment day. A faith that does not influence a man’s practice is not…

Ex•e•ge•sis

Coming from the Greek word exēgeomai, which means to lead or draw out, exegesis is the art and science of drawing out the original intended meaning of a text. We cannot understand what a particular Scripture means for us today if we have not first taken the time to come to grips with the original…

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Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.—Hebrews 13:5–6 As fallen human beings, we…

And I Quote… August 22

Humility has nothing to do with depreciating ourselves and our gifts in ways we know to be untrue. Even “humble” attitudes can be masks of pride. Humility is that freedom from our self which enables us to be in positions in which we have neither recognition nor importance, neither power nor visibility, and even experience…