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QOTD: Jacques Ellul

What Jonah finds is also what he sought when he looked for a place where God would not be. And one might show the irony of this kind of answer, which we can sometimes get too. Jonah really wanted to … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Catenae Graecorum 06

ἸΩΆΝΝΟΥ ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΌΜΟΥ. Βαβαὶ, ὅσον τὸ ἐγκώμιον, οἱ μαθηταὶ ἐξαίφνης ἐγένοντο διδάσκαλοι· οὐκ ἤκουσαν μόνον τῶν λόγων, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὴν ἄφθασαν τὴν κορυφὴν τῷ Παύλῳ, ἀλλ᾽ οὐδὲν τοῦτο ἐστιν· ὅρα γὰρ, πῶς αὐτοὺς ἐνάγει λέγων, “καὶ τοῦ Κυρίου δεξάμενοι τὸν λόγον, … Continue reading

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QOTD: 1 Clement on the Resurrection

ἡμέρα καὶ νὺξ ἀνάστασιν ἡμῖν δηλοῦσιν· κοιμᾶται ἡ νύξ, ἀνίσταται ἡ ἡμέρα· ἡ ἡμέρα ἄπεισιν, νὺξ ἐπέρχεται. Night and day reveal to us the resurrection. The night sleeps; the day arises. The day goes away; night comes.

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QOTD: Spurgeon on Humility

I came across this quote while preparing for my sermon tonight on Micah 6:1-8. Do you now account yourself to be a very experienced Christian, quite a useful member of the church, an ornament to society, a person considerably looked … Continue reading

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QOTD: Chrysostom on Pity

Βασκαίνεις, ὅτι ὁ δεῖνα πλουτεῖ; Καὶ μὴν ἐλέους καὶ δακρύων ἄξιος, ὁ τοιοῦτος. Ἀλλ᾽ ἐρεῖς εὐθέως γελῶν· Ἐγὼ δακρύων ἄξιος, οὐκ ἐκεῖνος. Δακρύων ἄξιος καὶ σύ, οὐχ ὅτι πένῃ ἀλλὰ διὰ τὸ σεαυτὸν ἐλεεινὸν εἶναι νομίζειν. Are you bewitched (envious) because someone is rich? No, You should not … Continue reading

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QOTD: Theodore of Mopsuestia

There are therefore two things that contribute to a person’s attaining beatitude: correct views on doctrine, for the purpose of having a dutiful and upright attitude toward God, and a disciplined moral upbringing, for living in an honorable and sound … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Spiritual Love

I thought I might torture you all with some more from Chyrsostom. This quote is a comment on Philippians 1:7. Καὶ τί θαυμαστὸν, εἰ ἐν τῳ δεσμωτηρίῳ εἶχεν αὐτούς; Οὐδὲ γὰρ κατ᾽ ἐκεῖνον τὸν καιρὸν, φησὶ, καθ᾽ ὃν εἰσῄειν εἰς … Continue reading

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QOTD: Chrysostom

Οὐ γὰρ τὸ δεσμεῖσθαι λυπηρὸν τοῖς διδασκάλοις ὑμῶν, ἀλλὰ τὸ μὴ ὁμονοεῖν τοὺς μαθητάς. Τοῦτο μὲν γὰρ καὶ ἐπίδοσιν τῷ Εὐαγγελίῳ δίδωσιν, ἐκεῖνο δὲ διασπᾷ. For it does not grieve your teachers to be imprisoned, but it grieves them that … Continue reading

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Zwingli on Learning Greek

I have firmly decided to study Greek. Nobody except God can prevent it. It is not a matter of personal ambition, but one of understanding the most Sacred Writings. –Ulrich Zwingli via Rodney Decker’s Koine Greek Reader

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QOTD: Neal Windham

On the one hand, it is easy to appreciate the New Testament in its various English renderings. We have grown up with its favored words. Its message seems clear. Commentaries based on the English text and designed to help us … Continue reading

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