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Women and Submission in Ephesians 5 (Why Greek Matters Part 11)

One of the more contentious passages in the Bible is Ephesians 5:22, which in the NASB reads as follows: “Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” NASB puts “be subject” in italics because it is not … Continue reading

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A Biblical Concept of God Gives Rise to Lament Not Apathy

In the atmosphere of contemporary Western Christianity, when someone voices a lament with the intensity frequently found in the Psalms, it is not uncommon for them to be looked at aghast or derided for their deficient faith and concept of … Continue reading

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Prayers for Revival – Hatred of Sin

The problem with sin is not “because God said so.” Sin is a cancerous force which seeks to destroy all that is good, true and beautiful, leaving the wreckage of alienation and death in the wake of its violence. In … Continue reading

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A Thought on Suffering and Hebrews 12

        Last night, I read an article in which the author asserted the notion that all suffering in the world has a divine purpose. This is not in the sense that God works good in all things (Rom. 8:28), but … Continue reading

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