Have you ever wanted something so badly that you felt ill? Have you hoped for an event to occur or awaited the outcome of a decision that you literally ached for your desire to become a reality? The Cambridge Dictionary defines this feeling in this way: A strong feeling of wishing for something, especially something … Continue reading Yearning
Everyone’s A Theologian
One of my most prized possessions is a signed copy of R.C. Sproul's "Everyone's a Theologian." Many people would never classify themselves as theologians. In fact, many Christians would never classify themselves as theologians, this in and of itself is a tragedy. The fact of the matter is not that everyone CAN be a theologian, … Continue reading Everyone’s A Theologian
Fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign.-Mirriam-Webster Dictionary Stranger Things We are intrigued by, curious about, and scared of things and people that are strange or foreign to us. Unfortunately, awareness of potential danger has made so much of our world reclusive and isolated. I was in … Continue reading Xenophobia
Crossway Scripture Journals
Due to the amount of reading, studying, working, parsing (for Greek), and valuable time spent with my wife, I haven't had as much time to write my Weekly Word posts! There will certainly be more as I cross books off my semester reading list and harken back to old favorites. This week, I am recommending … Continue reading Crossway Scripture Journals
"Whatever God may will""Where there is a will, there is a way." "I will order a pizza soon." As I've become acutely aware in my Greek classes, there is a term known as semantic range. This is in reference to the variety of definitions possible for one word. Sometimes, the word may mean something different due to … Continue reading Will
Being in Kentucky has been a great experience overall. For one thing, I have been able to witness a much more dramatic unfolding of the seasons! I have seen the green leaves transform into an assortment of colors that even Crayola must envy, I have seen icicles formed on the sides of cliffs turn into … Continue reading Awe
How many likes did you get on your last post? How many people complemented your last work? How many followers/friends do you have? What is your net worth? Are you more or less interesting than others? Our culture is obsessed with meaning, with value, and with worth. We want to know that what we are … Continue reading Valued
What is the Gospel?
This week, I'd like to highlight one of my current textbooks. I'm in a personal evangelism class and I'm getting to re-read this short book. I am incredibly thankful for Pastor Greg for his clear writing and his ability to help readers understand what is and what is not the gospel. He highlights several ways … Continue reading What is the Gospel?
"Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them." Psalm 139:16 My siblings-in-law just had their first baby! The baby's name is Isaiah and he was born the day we arrived in Florida for … Continue reading Unformed
Steal Away Home
One of my favorite books to read, one I discussed fairly recently, is Pilgrim's Progress. I am not the only person who has held such affinity for Bunyan's work; another man — by the name of Charles Spurgeon — said he read the book over a hundred times. Spurgeon, famously known as the "prince of … Continue reading Steal Away Home