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The Simplicity of Your Devotion (Why Greek Matters Part 16)

“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” (2 Cor. 11:3) What does Paul mean in this passage by “simplicity?” … Continue reading

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“The Importance of the Biblical Languages” by Martin Luther

An excerpt from: “To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany That They Establish and Maintain Christian Schools” (1524) “All right,” you say again, “suppose we do have schools; what is the use of teaching Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and … Continue reading

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Understanding (the Bible) is an End in Itself

Picture this scene and imagine how many millions of times it has happened – after an extended conversation between a married couple, one of them with shoulders dropping and the pitch of their voice falling says, “but you’re not listening … Continue reading

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Can I Understand the Bible Without Knowing Greek???

I intend to give a brief and fairly unnuanced answered to this question, by way of analogy. I have often heard the question, “Can I be saved (or alternately phrased, “Can I go heaven”) without speaking in tongues?” By this … Continue reading

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Practical Suggestions for Celebrating the Church Year

If you’re like me, celebrating Advent may conjure up childhood memories of those peculiar “Advent Calendars” where you pop out a piece of chocolate each day as Christmas nears. Suffice to say, not all approaches to celebrating the Church Year … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible in the Right Direction (Part 4) – The Overarching Story of Scripture

If you were to summarize the overarching story-line of the Bible, what would you say? What if you had to do it in only one sentence? I will attempt to do exactly this in only seven words and I have … Continue reading

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Readings for the Daily Office of the Book of Common Prayer

The following is an aid to help make praying the Daily Office from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) easier. Rather than navigating through the lectionary and then flipping through your Bible to find the daily readings, I copied them … Continue reading

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