Ever been “caught napping”? The expression is more than 400 years old. By Shakespeare’s day it was being used to refer to someone who should have been ready for a situation but was caught unprepared.
Category: What in the Word
Sin is central to the human condition, and a proper understanding of it is necessary to the solution offered by the Christian faith. But what is sin?
If you have been a Christian for many years, it is likely that you have encountered the word shalom frequently translated as “peace” in our English Bibles.
Koinonia, regularly translated as fellowship, is a word that has become quite significant in our time of lockdowns, social distancing and mask-wearing.
The New Testament usage of the word suggests that patience is a quality given to the believer by God to stay the course and remain steadfast despite the many challenges of life.
The Greek word for grace (charis) is often translated with the English word “favour”. But there is one point that is often missed according to the custom of the ancient world.
Humility is an essential yet difficult Christian virtue.
The concept of remembering in Scripture is not simply a matter of recalling snippets of information or the time of upcoming appointments.
Identity politics, culture wars, civilisational clashes, ethnic tensions, racial strife, ideological contention, cancel culture, Twitter mobs, bloodied borders, protests, riots, insurrection.
Although feet were held in low regard by the cultures of east and west alike, they are at the centre of biblical miracles.