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”…

And I Quote… September 19

Some time ago, the concept of the “carnal Christian” became popular among some evangelical groups. The basic idea was that someone could be saved, and yet living no differently than an unbeliever day after day. In their lives there would be no hunger and thirst for righteousness, no patterns of obedience, little or no prayer…

Pilgrim’s Progress | Part One

  Our book for the remainder of September and the month of October will be Pilgrim’s Progress, in the beautiful edition put out by Crossway. An enduring classic, Bunyan’s famous allegory of the Christian life has been treasured by believers for well over 300 years. While Pilgrim’s Progress has been abridged or otherwise altered many…

Eis•e•ge•sis

Is the practice of reading into a text a meaning that is foreign to it. It is an invented term formed by replacing the Greek preposition ex, meaning out of, with the preposition eis meaning “into.” It is usually used as a contrast to exegesis, “the art and science of drawing out the original intended…