• Biblical Studies,  Books,  Theology

    A prudent, zealous, and laborious Minister

    Not to read or study at all is to tempt God: to do nothing but study, is to forget the Ministry: to study, only to glory in one’s knowledge, is a shameful vanity: to study, in search of the means to flatter sinners, a deplorable prevarication: but to store one’s mind with knowledge proper to the saints by study and by prayer, and to diffuse that knowledge in solid instructions and practical exhortations, – this is to be a prudent, zealous, and laborious Minister. Quesnel, quoted by Charles Bridges in “The Christian Ministry”

  • Biblical Studies,  Theology

    A Timely Reminder From Titus

    A timely reminder from Titus (specifically, Titus 3:1-2), for me and my brothers and sisters in Christ: Be submissive to rulers and authorities Be obedient Be ready for every good work Speak evil of no one Avoid quarreling Be gentle Show perfect courtesy toward all people Why? For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of…

  • Just For Fun,  News

    An elegant hat…for a more civilized age.

    My birthday was pretty laid back this year. Jenna made me a nice coconut curry. Kim got me some items to help in the kitchen. The weekend before, a trip to Barnes and Noble resulted in me getting the first two books to the Harry Potter series in Spanish, for study purposes, espaƱol being one of the languages I am working on at the moment. In my last post I mentioned that I received my next round of texts for school. In addition, I’ve waited with much anticipation for a splurge item. which arrived (quite on time) this morning: I vaguely remember my dad getting a similar Stetson package in…