Flirting with Bubbles

Children enjoy blowing bubbles, and parents are thankful because bubbles are relatively inexpensive, clean, and safe. Yes, there is the occasional stray bubble that splashes soap into someone’s eye and requires a bit of attention, but bubbles usually don’t present any imminent dangers. Young adults like to play with bubbles too. But these bubbles are…

And I Quote—February 22

You can think too highly of your interpretations of Scripture, but you cannot think too highly of Scripture’s interpretation of itself. You can exaggerate your authority in handling the Scriptures, but you cannot exaggerate the Scriptures’ authority to handle you. You can use the word of God to come to wrong conclusions, but you cannot…

Friday Findings—February 19

Francis Schaeffer on the Double Task of the Christian This short extract reminds us of the balance we must always strive for in the Christian life. Disability Does Not Justify Abortion Standing for the sanctity of life is not optional—no matter what the circumstances. How To Be Conformed to the World Being transformed into the…

Pneu•ma•tol•o•gy

Pneumatology refers (normally) to the doctrine of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is one of the Persons of the Trinity, as fully Divine as the Father and the Son. It is through the work of the Spirit that Scripture was inspired, salvation is applied, and believers are being conformed…

The Good News of the Gospel

Almost 2000 years ago a man named Jesus came from the wilderness with a startling message. He told everyone who would listen, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Even though it was first delivered long ago and far away, that message remains at…

And I Quote—February 15

Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person’s seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will…

Tempted and Tried—Part Two

Our first “book of the month” post gave some background info, this one gives some teaser quotes, and our detailed review will begin next week. Enjoy! Quotes Temptation is so strong in our lives precisely because it’s not about us. Temptation is an assault by the demonic powers on the rival empire of the Messiah.…