Baptism: John 3

Water and new birth? Find out what Jesus had to say about them in connection to Baptism.

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Baptism: Romans 6

Further Explanation My thesis took a rather uncharacteristic approach from the usual endeavour, as in mine was generally a survey of the Scriptures concerning what they had to say about the topic at hand, that being what is Baptism, who is the worker, and what benefits does it bring. Typically a thesis will examine a…

Agape: The Godly Love of Choice

John 15:13, μείζονα ταύτης ἀγάπην οὐδεὶς ἒχει, ἳνα τις τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ θῆ ὑπὲρ φἰλων αὐτοῦ. “No one has greater love than this: that he lay down his life on behalf of his friends.” What kind of love is this? The word Jesus uses is ἀγάπη (agape): the love of choice and self-sacrifice, ultimately culminated in…

For Christ’s Sake

In the Bible Study I attend, we’ve been covering the Augsburg Confession in preparation for the anniversary of the Reformation. We just finished discussing Article XXVII on Monastic Vows, and even though I don’t have much experience with monks or nuns, and I don’t have reason to believe I’ll have much experience in the future,…

Godly Integrity

As part of my daily life, I try to practise my Hebrew translation skills by translating certain Hebrew texts into English. Lately I’ve been working on the Joseph narrative. In a recent translation I did, something struck me as I was translating it. This seems to happen a lot when I translate the text from…

“Here I Am!”

I’ve read the account of Paul’s conversion dozens of times, and every time I read it, I’m always struck by Paul’s/Saul’s statement, “Who are you, Lord” (Acts 9:5)? Jesus appeared to Paul, and he didn’t know who it was, so how did he have the sense to call Him Lord? In the commentary section, the…