Little Word—Big Meaning

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Jesus once said, “We must work the works of him that sent me…” (John 9:4). Must refers to that which is necessary, indispensable, required, or obligatory. What are…

Avoiding New Fads

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction The worldly, fashion-mad nature of humankind has changed little through the centuries. Luke provides an interesting description of the philosophers whom Paul encountered at Mars Hill in…

Honoring With the Lips

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Pharisees and scribes once came to Jesus, chastising Him for not honoring the traditions of their forefathers (Mat. 15:1–2). He responded by accusing them of violating God’s commandments…

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…

Fickle Subjectivism

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Our times are characterized by religious convictions based solely upon feelings and experiences. This phenomenon has always been a trademark of Pentecostalism, but it now infects and affects…