You may never have thought this question through. You may be inconsistent in how you live it out. But how you answer some basic theological questions makes a world of difference in daily life.
So what’s the point? We’ll answer that question this fall as we study 12 parables of Jesus. Like mystery novels, parables contain a twist. Instead of discovering the did it, we discover a truth that will enrich our lives and deepen our faith.
Registration is open for this year’s Women in the Word: A Workshop – October 12 – 13, 2012 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Willow Grove, PA
If you’re a Christian, you have probably believed that you can’t earn your way to heaven since the day of your conversion. But consider how easily we live as if we can!
Commentaries can kick-start your thinking when you hit a dead end but should not be a substitute for your own work. Here’s my two rules of thumb.
What happens when pastors start looking at their congregation as a means to an end instead of a flock to shepherd? Consider these real-life examples of the ways 3 different churches went about seeking volunteers.
Multi-volume encyclopedias are good sources for historical and biblical themes. But background information does not impose meaning.
Lexicons & dictionaries can reveal what might be “lost in translation” but they also tempt us to fall into the trap of “I learned a fact about a word and I must use it.”
Are we to believe NT Wright, like Dr. Bramwell, is the first to get it right? Should we so easily brush away “centuries of theological tradition”? Chronological snobbery cuts both ways.
A concordance is an organized list of all the biblical texts which contain a given word. Concordances allow you to broaden your understanding of how a word is used and its range of meanings.