Some Summer Reading, Part II: Chris’ List

As a college student, finding large chunks of time to read books outside the bible are few and far between in the midst of homework, tests, ministry, and other extracurriculars.  Since it’s summer, it is definitely an opportune time to pursue knowledge and growth. I’d really encourage it!   Continue reading “Some Summer Reading, Part II: Chris’ List”

Some Summer Reading, Part II: Chris’ List

Some Summer Reading, Part I: Grant’s List

Christians will endeavor to improve and redeem our time, as befits those to whom the command of Ephesians 5:16 was given.  As summer starts, many of us do that by reading books, to improve and refine our analytical, philosophical, and theological powers of thought, to the application of both our own personal worldviews and daily lives.  In light of these undertakings, the authors of this blog think it will be of great edification to ourselves and our readers that such books as we will be reading here be disclosed.  In this post, Grant will list those books he intends to read this summer.  Chris and Calvin’s respective lists are forthcoming in future weeks.  We hope you may perhaps find a book here that would be helpful to your spiritual growth.  And please feel free to comment with questions regarding these books or with reading suggestions of your own. Continue reading “Some Summer Reading, Part I: Grant’s List”

Some Summer Reading, Part I: Grant’s List

Concerning the Fear of Man, II: A Failed Word Study

When I first wanted to study the concept of the fear of man, I wanted to do a word study in the Bible for phrases like, “Fear of man.”  However, I wasn’t actually sure our English Bibles ever used that particular phrase.  It turns out they do.  Once.  Seriously, I got a pdf of the Not Inspired Version (NIV) and searched for, “Fear of man.”  Same with the Elect Standard Version (ESV).  It returns, in the translation that Paul used (NASB), Proverbs 29:25. Continue reading “Concerning the Fear of Man, II: A Failed Word Study”

Concerning the Fear of Man, II: A Failed Word Study

Concerning the Fear of Man, Part I: Introduction

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a tubeshaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs, and lots and lots of pegs for hats and coats – the hobbit was fond of visitors. Continue reading “Concerning the Fear of Man, Part I: Introduction”

Concerning the Fear of Man, Part I: Introduction