Recognizing and Interpreting Synecdoches

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Both literature and the spoken word abound with figures of speech—words or phrases that are used to mean something other than their normal or literal meanings. Figures of…

1 Timothy 3:8–16—Deacons and Behavior in the Church

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Several words are used in the Greek New Testament, which are translated by the English word servant.1 Three major types of servitude may be distinguished among these terms….

FOUR HEARTS

Download article as PDF             The title above doesn’t refer to a “hand” in a card game. Rather, it relates to Jesus’ parable about a farmer who sowed seed in his field (Luke 8:5–15). Of the thirty or so parables He told, this is one…

PRAYING AT THE LORD’S TABLE

Download article as PDF Introduction I believe that those of us who publicly preach and teach may have neglected the subject of the Lord’s Supper. Perhaps we have assumed that every Christian already understands this subject so well that we do not need to spend…

GRACE AND LAW—ARE THEY MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE?

Download article as PDF Introduction The prevailing attitude in society concerning morals and behavior in our time is tolerance (except, of course, toward those who dare to expose the fallacy of their misplaced tolerance). This attitude is also widespread in religion, even among those who…