Friday Findings—March 25

The Friendless Flatterer “One of the most publicly and socially acceptable sins is flattery. That’s why it is also such a dangerous sin. Consider this Yiddish proverb: ‘Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.’ But the friends made by flattery are not worth having at all.” The Christian Life Isn’t Meant to Be Effortless “When…

Augustine… Yet Speaking

[L]et me ask of my reader, wherever, alike with myself, he is certain, there to go on with me; wherever, alike with myself, he hesitates, there to join with me in inquiring; wherever he recognizes himself to be in error, there to return to me; wherever he recognizes me to be so, there to call…

Es•cha•tol•o•gy

Eschatology, coming from the Greek words eschatos (meaning end) and logos, (meaning word), is the study of the doctrine of last things. While eschatology is often used to refer to the detailed study of prophecy, it is important to remember that eschatology includes much more than speculative interpretations of the Apocalypse. At its foundation is…

Whose Day Anyway?

I have heard the term ever since I was a little girl. Growing up in a church-going home, Sunday was the day we commonly referred to as “the Lord’s Day.” If I happened to see my Pastor on a Saturday, he would say to me, “Tomorrow’s the big day.” The day we set aside to…

And I Quote—March 21

In accordance with the Father’s good pleasure, the eternal Son, who is equal with the Father and is the exact representation of His nature, willingly left the glory of heaven, was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin, and was born the God-man: Jesus of Nazareth. As a man, He walked…

Friday Findings—March 18

Headscarves and Hashtags “[O]ur brothers and sisters who bear witness while walking through the fire could never relegate their Cross-bearer to a position of “honorable mention” in the same-God debate. Neither should we. Jesus won’t take second place, for he is the great King, lavishing mercy upon us sinners, giving life to all who come…

John Newton… Yet Speaking

When the brazen serpent was erected in the wilderness, to cure those who must otherwise have died, the benefit was not restrained to those who had been bitten by the fiery serpent but once or a few times. The worst case amongst the people was relieved as soon and as certainly as the very slightest.…

An•gel•ol•o•gy

Angelology, coming from the Greek words angelos (meaning messenger) and logos, (meaning word), is the study of the doctrine of angels. The Greek word angelos (and the Hebrew equivalent malʾāk) has the generic meaning of messenger, and can refer in Scripture to both human messengers and spirit beings. The English term angelology, however, is normally…