Figurative Fig Leaves

What do entrepreneurs do when they pull up a carrot and discover that there is only one inch of carrot for every ten inches of carrot greens? They market the half-grown carrots as baby carrots! Marketers know how to position products so that consumers see products in the best light possible, even overlooking some obvious…

And I Quote… October 10

It is sometimes supposed that wrath denotes absence of love, or is the opposite of love. But the opposite of love is not wrath, but indifference, as most parents know well. The more one loves a child, the more one may show anger at the child’s attempt at what would bring self-destruction. Anthony Thiselton, The…

Friday Findings—October 7

3 Godly Ambitions for the Christian “Some of my favorite biblical commands are the ones that most counter our culture, and even our little Christian subculture. We find just such a series of commands near the end of 1 Thessalonians…” Has God Called You to the Ministry? “If God has indeed called you to the…

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…