Read John 4:21-24 … What constitutes acceptable worship is a perennial question to which many seek the answer – from those that consider themselves Christian to any other world religion. The reason is that one, as the worshipper, desires to please God. It’s a basic drive among those that seek to worship the Divine because … Continue reading Do Christians Proskyneō?
Read 2 Timothy 2:14-18 … Continuing with thoughts related to what might be a hinderance to understanding what one reads in the Scriptures … Another thought to be considered is bound into understanding of the historical-cultural context of a passage.[i] When one does not appreciate the historical and cultural background of a passage, then the … Continue reading Understand What Thou Readest? Part 2.
Read Hebrews 5:11-14 … Oops! The universal code for “Well, I didn’t mean to do that!” How many of us haven’t had to say an “oops” every now and then, or maybe even something that might be described as more … colorful? We make mistakes. We drop the ball. We stand with a ripped grocery … Continue reading Understand What Thou Readest?
Read 2 Peter 1:5-9 … No one disputes the importance of having faith, particularly regarding one’s relationship with God. Faith is so important that the writer of Hebrews tells us that, “… without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is … Continue reading Whence Comes Faith?
Read Acts 17:22-31 … Often a question will arise about reading or listening to teachers that are not part of one’s personal philosophy – or more importantly – theological mindset. The question arises because some are leery about having someone teach them things related to God when it is known that the teacher comes from … Continue reading The Blind Squirrel
Read Isaiah 55 … The Scriptures describe themselves as a living and dynamic resource for the individual. The first passage that typically comes to mind is from the letter to the Hebrews, “For the word of God is living and powerful …” (4:12). This verse is among others that also speak to the efficacy of … Continue reading The Abundant Life
Read 1 Peter 1:10-12 … There is in the realm of biblical interpretation an outlook, or a foundation from which understanding proceeds, that is called the Redemptive-Historical View. Don’t be put off by the name, because this interpretive method is basically saying that to help us understand the Scriptures one should see the method by … Continue reading The Holy Scriptures Remain
Read Psalm 119:1-8 … This past summer we treated ourselves to a cruise. It was wonderful and we plan to enjoy another trip when time allows. One of the things that was so nice was the lack of any time schedule for which an activity had to occur. There were certainly many wonderful things to … Continue reading The Better Way
Written by Professor Emil Brunner, The Divine-Human Encounter is the record of a series of lectures given by the Professor from Sweden in 1937. The edition in hand was published in 1943 by the Westminster Press with the translation performed by Amandus W. Loos. As with other works translated from the original language, there are … Continue reading The Divine-Human Encounter