It is the season of much frivolity and busyness with all the celebrations and such on top of our typical work to do. Please stop to remember the reason for this season, to remember the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the greatest gift we could ever receive. More important than … Continue reading Tis the Season…
A Woman’s Conduct – 1 Timothy 2:9-15 (Part 2)
[Begin Part 2] In the previous post, we dealt with verses 9 to 10 from 1 Timothy 2. In this post, we move onto verses 11-15. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, go back and do so now as it sets the stage for what comes next. Once again, context is important whether it … Continue reading A Woman’s Conduct – 1 Timothy 2:9-15 (Part 2)
A Woman’s Conduct – 1 Timothy 2:9-15 (Part 1)
There are many things misunderstand by the world when they glance at the Scriptures. 1 Timothy 2:9-15 is no different. Even followers of Christ have been known to misinterpret such a passage. This fact emphasizes all the more the need for careful study of any text - especially every inch of the Bible! In verse … Continue reading A Woman’s Conduct – 1 Timothy 2:9-15 (Part 1)
Dictionary.com noun, plural cler·gies. the group or body of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity. Etymonline.com c. 1200, clergie "office or dignity of a clergyman," from two Old French words: 1. clergié"clerics, learned men," from Medieval Latin clericatus, from Late Latin clericus (see clerk(n.)); 2. clergie "learning, knowledge, erudition," from clerc, also from Late Latin clericus. Meaning "persons ordained for religious work, persons consecrated to the duties of public ministration in the Christian church" is from c. … Continue reading Clergy
Why Study Koine Greek?
Why would you want to study a particular version (Koine) of Greek that no one speaks anymore? The straightforward answer is because it is the language in which the New Testament (NT) was written. In addition, there was written a Koine Greek translation of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint. Koine (sounds like coin-ay) … Continue reading Why Study Koine Greek?
Biblical Theology is a discipline of exegetical theology, one of the 4 that are part of what is called the "Encyclopedia of Theology" - Exegetical, Historical, Systematic, and Practical Theologies (Hagenbach). Etymonline.com biblical 1734, "pertaining to the Bible," from Bible + -ical. Related: Biblically. Earlier adjective was Biblic (1680s). Related: Biblicality. Discussion/Explanation Biblical theology is considered by some to be the capstone … Continue reading Biblical Theology
In Christendom today, there are often considered to be three primary branches - Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestantism (debating aside whether or not this is an accurate representation of current-day Christianity). Let's first get started with the usual... Dictionary.com Protestantism noun the religion of Protestants. the Protestant churches collectively. adherence to Protestant principles. Protestant noun 1. any Western Christian who is not an adherent … Continue reading Protestantism
Dictionary.com pastoral theology - the branch of theology dealing with the responsibilities of members of the clergy to the people under their care. Etymonline.com - - this term isn't in their database - - pastoral: "of or pertaining to shepherds," early 15c., from Old French pastoral (13c.), from Latin pastoralis "of herdsmen, of shepherds," from pastor (see pastor (n.)). The noun sense of "poem … Continue reading Poimenics
Dictionary.com noun the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenti-city and their original form, and the determination of their meaning. (especially in older use) linguistics, especially historical and comparative linguistics. Obsolete. the love of learning and literature. Etymonline.com late 14c., "love of learning," from Latin philologia "love of learning, love of letters, love of study, literary culture," from Greek philologia "love of discussion, learning, and literature; studiousness," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + logos "word, speech" (see Logos). Meaning "science of language" is first attested 1716 (philologue "linguist" is from 1590s; philologer "linguistic scholar" is from 1650s); this confusing secondary … Continue reading Philology
Dictionary.com noun 1. a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. 2. a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like. Etymonline.com mid-13c., parabol, modern form from early 14c., "saying or story in which something is expressed in terms … Continue reading Parable