CultureJoshua TorreyBooks

Book Review: A Syntax Guide for Readers of the New Testament

A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament reads like the resource it is and will have little value outside of an audience pursuing greater fluency.

CultureJoshua TorreyBooks
Book Review: A Syntax Guide for Readers of the New Testament

Calvin on Good to All Men in Galatians 6:10

"We must endeavor to do good to all men, yea even to such as are unworthy, even though they were our deadly enemies. Truly this is hard, and contrary to our inclination: but yet therein God trieth us so much the better. For if we do good to such as deserve it, or to such as are able to recompense it: it is no declaration or proof that we be willing to serve God" - John Calvin

Calvin on Good to All Men in Galatians 6:10

Barth on the Corporeal Ressurection

"It would be sad if theology were trying to facilitate things and invent a Christianity without Christ's resurrection. And if we should find it difficult to believe, rather than modifying the message let us pray God that he gives us faith, through his Holy Spirit." — Karl Barth

Barth on the Corporeal Ressurection

Barth's Christmas: Prayer not Anxiety

Christians are not permitted to sit on their hands or twiddle their thumbs. There is a positive action that the Christian can take. This is where Barth's reoccurring but never entirely dominate view on prayer sneaks into view. Prayer remains an action for the Christian to communicate dependence upon God—it is an anti-anxiety action.

Barth's Christmas: Prayer not Anxiety
LifeAlaina TorreyAdvent

When Advent Goes Awry

Can I tell you a secret I uncovered this past week? Christ’s coming is undiminished by our lack of acknowledgment and/or celebration.   

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When Advent Goes Awry
ArtJoshua TorreyMusic, Christmas

In The Bleak Midwinter

All in all, In the Bleak Midwinter does not provide some deep Christian theology or truth. Just a quiet, sober reminder of the state of earth (in its darkness) and the state of Christ (in His infancy) at the dawn of "Christmas."

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In The Bleak Midwinter