Un•jar•gon•ed—New Series

The language of Biblical Studies can be complex. Yet though words like lexicon and exegesis, synoptic and syntax may sound foreign at first, the realities they refer to are of vital interest to anyone who is interested in the serious study of Scripture. Over the next several weeks we will be “unjargoning” these and several…

Infinite Gospel

For Christ-followers the gospel is everything. Without the incarnation, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth we are, as Paul said, of all men most miserable. Apart from the reality of the gospel message our joy is a sham, our hope is in vain, and our message is nothing more than hot air.…

And I Quote… August 1

Once the gospel starts being presented primarily as that which brings such-and-such benefits, be they freedom from alcohol abuse or just emotional highs every once in a while, the distinctive particularity of Christianity is lost. Islam too gives people self-respect, cleans up neighbourhoods, gives a sense of purpose; self-help programs have brought many back from…

Evidence Not Seen | Part Four

  Chapter Four The men that the Japanese assigned to carry the missionaries’ luggage were a very unsavory lot—without the boldness and courage of Darlene and Ruth both they and all they posessed might have disappeared into the jungle. Yet it wasn’t until after the danger was over that they fully realized how courageous they…

Friday Findings—July 29

Men, Abortion is Your Problem Too “Men, the women in this country need to see what true manhood looks like…. They need to see men who recognize that they have a stake in the murder of children as well. They need to see men who are willing to inconvenience themselves by speaking on behalf of…

Jonathan Edwards… Yet Speaking

The true beauty and loveliness of all intelligent beings primarily and most essentially consist in their moral excellency or holiness. Herein consists the loveliness of angels, without which, notwithstanding all their natural perfections, they would have no more loveliness than devils. It is moral excellency alone, that is in itself, and on its own account,…

Un•jar•gon•ed Dates Quiz

This quiz is based on the last few months of un•jar•gon•ed, during which we have covered several dates of importance from the Reformation of the early sixteenth century. Try to match the date to the correct event—only one choice will be correct. If you get a question wrong, take the time to go back and read…

Everyday Faithfulness

  But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.—2 Thessalonians 3:13 The context of this verse is Paul’s admonition to the Thessalonian church to deal with a group of troublemakers who had abandoned everyday faithfulness for a path that seemed both easier and more exciting. For whatever reason, these troublemakers were refusing to work,…