Love and Hate; ἀγαπάω and μισέω

If hate is the opposite of love, as many passages indicate, then why don’t we have a book called The Four Hates? Why don’t preachers fulminate against the scary hate of a mother for her…

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Good Friend Graduates!

Congratulations, Dustin!

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ἀγάπη Rejoinders

I recently posted a few of the kinds of statements my dissertation is opposing. For example, a Bible textbook avers, “Love is not an emotion, but an act of the will. Feelings may ebb and…

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Regeneration and the Second Great Commandment

May the absolute necessity of regeneration never stop me from doing good to my neighbor when it is in my power to do it. A … combination of theological principle and careerist caution meant that…

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Outsourcing Prayer

“Information Age Prayer,” provides “a subscription service utilizing a computer with text-to-speech capability to incant your prayers each day.” For $3.95 a month, you get “the satisfaction of knowing that your prayers will always be…

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Enduring Counsel from B.B. Warfield

I regularly return to this enduring counsel from B. B. Warfield—required reading for all BJU seminarians who take Systematic Theology: A minister must be learned, on pain of being utterly incompetent for his work. But before…

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