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…

Rock and Gold | Part Two

This is part two of this article. To read the first part, please click here. In evaluating books therefore, we must take three things into account. The first thing you must consider is yourself. The value of a book to you is the value that you, with your experience and background knowledge can gain from…

And I Quote—March 14

No one interprets anything without a set of underlying assumptions. When we presume to explain the meaning of the Bible, we do so with a set of preconceived ideas or presuppositions. These presuppositions may be examined and stated, or simply embraced unconsciously. But anyone who says that he or she has discarded all presuppositions and…

Respectable Sins | Part Two

Quotes [S]ad to say, the concept of sin among many conservative Christians has been redefined to cover only the obviously gross sins of our society. The result, then, is that for many morally upright believers, the awareness of personal sin has effectively disappeared from their consciences. But it has not disappeared from the sight of…

Friday Findings—March 11

My Too-Weak Tribute to Jerry Bridges Jerry Bridges, the author of our book of the month, sadly passed away this past Sunday. This article is a touching tribute to the impact his faithfulness made on the lives of so many. Inject Your Prayer List with Life “My praying through a list of names and needs…

Henry Lyte… Yet Speaking

JESUS, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow thee: Destitute, despised, forsaken, Thou from hence, my all shalt be. Perish, every fond ambition, All I’ve sought, and hoped, and known; Yet how rich is my condition— God and heaven are still my own! Let the world despise and leave me— They have…