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Quote of the Day: Theophilus on the Nature of God

You will say, then, to me, “Do you, who see God, explain to me the appearance of God.” Hear, O man. The appearance of God is ineffable and indescribable, and cannot be seen by eyes of flesh. For in glory … Continue reading

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Dogmatics as an Act of Prayer

I pray that you will indulge me as I quote Barth again. I think that this might be a become a bit of a habit. I told Mary Beth this evening that there are some authors that you just can’t … Continue reading

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Dogmatics as an Act of Faith

Here is a sobering quote of the evening/morning. Barth writes, Our comment is that, so long as we understand by Christianity the creaturely and cultural reality of a view of life and the world alongside Platonism, Aristotelianism, etc., and so … Continue reading

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Barth on Self-Defense

I have often struggled with the idea of owning a gun as a means to protect self, home, and wife. The concept of self-defense is a given in today’s secular and Christian culture. We, as Americans and as Christians, are … Continue reading

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Final Paragraph of Robertson’s Main Text

It is certain that no words known to man are comparable in value with those contained in the N. T. Despite all the variety of diction on the part of the reporters, probably partly because of this very fact, the … Continue reading

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Predicate vs. Attribute Adjectives: Robertson Quote

I found this quote to be helpful from Robertson in distinguishing the difference between a predicate adjective and attributive adjective in terms of meaning: The distinction between the attributive adjective and the predicate adjective lies in just this, that the … Continue reading

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A. T. Robertson on the Movable ν

I am currently reading through A.T. Robertson’s tome on Greek Grammar and came across this particularly humorous quote: The older N.T. manuscripts are in are in harmony with the κοινή and have the movable ν and ς both before consonants … Continue reading

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Prophetic Faithfulness

In preparation for my class on the Hebrew text of Ezekiel I have been reading through Block’s commentary on the book. I am ~150 pages into his 2 volume work that spans ~1800, so I have just scratched the surface. … Continue reading

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The Mother-in-Law–Jeremiah 29:11 Refrigerator Magnet–Diet Principle

I have been reading Jonathan Pennington’s Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. In chapter 7, Pennington addresses matters pertaining to “Intent,” “Meaning,” and “Posture.” At the conclusion of the chapter he talks about “The Mother-in-Law–Jeremiah 29:11 Refrigerator Magnet–Diet … Continue reading

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Name That Author

The following quote was taken second hand from the book The Trellis and the Vine. [Some] have been my hearers eight or ten years, who know not whether Christ be God or man, and wonder when I tell them the history … Continue reading

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