Joseph Hart… Yet Speaking

  I. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched, Weak and wounded, sick and sore; Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity join’d with power; He is able, He is willing; doubt no more.   II. Come, ye needy, come and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify; True belief, and true repentance, Every grace that…

Gen•re

is a term frequently used by Biblical scholars to talk about the literary forms in which the books of Scripture were inspired to be written. One of the most remarkable things about the Bible is just how many such genres it contains. From the parables of Jesus to the poetry of David to the closely reasoned…

Opportunity

[W]e glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.—Romans 5:3–5 The other day, shortly after I awoke, I broke one of the nosepieces…

Augustine… Yet Speaking

[T]hough good and bad men suffer alike, we must not suppose that there is no difference between the men themselves, because there is no difference in what they both suffer. For even in the likeness of the sufferings, there remains an unlikeness in the sufferers; and though exposed to the same anguish, virtue and vice…

Syn•tax

is the study of the way that words are arranged into phrases, clauses, and sentences. While most people do not use the term all that often to talk about English, scholars use it extensively in discussions of the original languages. While words in Greek or Hebrew often have slightly different nuances than their equivalents in…

Unexplainable Mercy

The so-called “God of the Old Testament” gets a bad rap in contemporary society. According to some, this “God of the Old Testament,” was mean and judgmental, hurling thunderbolts left and right, withholding mercy and delighting in destruction. Now of course our culture doesn’t have much use for what the “God of the New Testament”…