Per•i•co•pe

is a term that scholars most often use to refer to the individual stories about and teachings of Jesus that come together to form the canonical gospels. It is also used more generally to refer to any section of Scripture that remains a complete literary unit even when it is “cut out” (the literal meaning…

The Ultimate Bushel Basket

Believers are called to proclaim the gospel. The good news of what God accomplished through the work of His Son and is even now applying through the ongoing work of the Spirit is too good to be hidden under a bushel basket. Silence is not an option. This good news that we are called to…

And I Quote… October 17

Worldliness is that system of values, in any given age, which has at its center our fallen human perspective, which displaces God and his truth from the world, and which makes sin look normal and righteousness seem strange. It thus gives great plausibility to what is morally wrong and, for that reason, makes what is…

Friday Findings—October 14

Stop the Revolution. Join the Plodders “What we need are fewer revolutionaries and a few more plodding visionaries. That’s my dream for the church—a multitude of faithful, risktaking plodders. The best churches are full of gospel-saturated people holding tenaciously to a vision of godly obedience and God’s glory, and pursuing that godliness and glory with…

A•poc•ry•pha

normally refers to a group of books, not considered canonical by Jews or Protestants, that until 1827 were included (though clearly separated from the canon of the Old and New Testament) in every English Bible printed. The majority of these books were originally written in Greek and come from the time between the Testaments. Though…

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…