Evidence Not Seen | Part Six

  Chapter Eight It is from this chapter that the title of the book comes. At her very lowest point, when everything, even the feeling of God’s presence, was gone, Darlene learned the greatest lesson of all. Our faith rests directly on the character of God. Not only does it not rest on our circumstances—she…

Friday Findings—August 12

Plan Now to Die Well If you don’t have a better plan for how you are going to die, someone will probably just turn on the television… Nothing will be more discordant in that final hour than the television. And nothing sweeter than the “heavenlie sound” of friends singing and reading the word of God.…

Lex•i•con

A lexicon is simply another name for a dictionary. Both “lexicon” and “dictionary” came into English from Latin and both of them mean essentially the same thing. “Dictionary” was native to Latin—“lexicon” came from the Greek into Latin before being imported into English. For various historical reasons, however, scholars typically refer to dictionaries of ancient…

Leaves and Roots

I love to shop. I love pushing carts and carrying bags, no matter if I am shopping for shoes or groceries. I especially love it when my mom takes all five of my sisters and me on an all-day shopping adventure for our annual Girls’ Day celebration. We usually start at Goodwill and then drive…

Evidence Not Seen | Part Five

Chapter Six As Darlene writes in this chapter, it can sometimes be easier to forgive wrongs done commited against us than than injustices done to those we love. The reality is that the greatest bitterness is rarely caused by the greatest wrongs. If we allow unforgiveness to rankle in our hearts it will destroy us,…

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…