Knowledge, Glory, and Easter Eggs

My sermons in Bible College were often rooted in complex etymological studies (a symptom of the Greek and Hebrew classes I was required to take nearly every semester). I would trace the meanings of words back through the years, consider other words from which my word evolved, and based on this etymological web, build beautiful …

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Knowing About vs. Knowing

I got some pushback (and a question) on my previous essay. In that post I said, “Sophrony describes an experiential knowledge of God in the Holy Spirit who is so powerful, that God has no need to demonstrate his power, a God whose glory is so glorious, God is content to reveal only humility, a …

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An Exploration of How Paul Knew what he Knew

Saul (that is, the Apostle Paul before Jesus Christ gave him his Christian name on the road to Damascus) was a rather remarkable and faithful Hebrew who, in other circumstances, we would probably want to emulate. He described himself as a “Hebrew born of Hebrews: as to the law, a Pharisee, as to zeal, a …

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