Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path—Psalm 119:105 A long-time friend recently wrote me with some excitement that she had purchased her first study Bible. This surprised me, since she is solid Christian who holds a degree from an evangelical seminary. There are many ways to grow in our … Continue reading An Informal Guide to Study Bibles
Why is there an unofficial holiday in which people lie to each other in the hopes of their lie not being exposed until those who believe the lie are shamed because of their credulity? On the face of it, it is odd and cruel. The limited laughter it produces is not worth the price. Perhaps … Continue reading Against April Fool’s Day
Philosophy affects vocabulary. Ideas shape words. Consider the word nonsense or the phrase it makes no sense. The Oxford online dictionary says of nonsense: Spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense: he was talking absolute nonsense. This is not entirely helpful since make no sense is another way of saying nonsense. A … Continue reading On Nonsense
Guest post by: Chad E. Graham Should Christians mix faith and politics? This question has always bothered me—even to the extent that I am currently working on a thesis titled Doing Good in the Republic: The Ethics of Christian Political Engagement. Like me, you might have some concerns with the question as stated. I ask: … Continue reading Should Christians Mix Faith and Politics?