Syn•op•tic

comes from two Greek words, the one a preposition meaning “together” and the other a noun meaning “sight.” In Biblical studies it is used to refer to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke that so often “see together” the way that they tell the story of Jesus, even when the Gospel of John often…

Simpler than You Think

In celebration of my recent birthday, my wife and I went down to Portland for the day. We ate out, went to a bookstore, and generally had a wonderful time. As we neared our housing development on our return, we noticed a Jeep by the side of the road that seemed to need some assistance.…

And I Quote… October 3

Verily, that assurance is but presumption that works men to play with sin, to be bold with sin, to make light of sin, to walk on in ways of sin. Such assurance will never bring a man to heaven, it will never keep him from dropping into hell, yea, it will double his damnation, and…

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…