You don’t need very many.

Proverbs 10:19 is pretty famous in Christians circles, and for good reason: it’s very practical. It reads: In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise. Other translations have it: When words are many, sin is not lacking....

The deep usefulness of the Old Testament stories

Tonight we’re meeting in homes throughout the area, but during our regular Monday night meetings, we’re studying through Hebrews 11. Here are the notes for the first study, from a few Monday nights ago. We’re reading Hebrews 11 because we want help for our...

Hope Transcends Despair

It isn’t news to say that right now there are a lot of people who are offering solutions for everything wrong with the world. Christians, of course, have their own prescriptions–what needs to change, what needs to happen. And, if you haven’t noticed,...

Making Humility Concrete Again

Dr. Dominick Hernandez is our speaker this year at the Philly Young Adults Conference, and I wanted to recommend his recent book, Proverbs: Pathways to Wisdom.  I have several commentaries on Proverbs, but have never really ran across a book like this before. What Dr....

That Pinch of Incense

You may have heard that, in the years when the New Testament was being written, and beyond, one of the issues Christians faced was the requirement, by the government of Rome, to offer a pinch of incense on an altar dedicated to the deity of the Roman emperor. From one...