Do you really “preach the Word”?

It is no simple thing to preach the Word of God. Powerful dark forces are arrayed to draw us away from our task. They regularly succeed in doing so. I bring this up because this week I saw several FB references to “what [famous North American preacher] Rob Bell said in his book Love Wins”... Continue Reading →

Is sin “missing the mark”?

Have you been told that the word for "sin" literally means "missing the mark" in the original Greek? In fact, it does not. The verb "hamartano" (αμαρτανω) was sometimes used in pre-Classical and Classical Greek to refer to missing a target. Homer uses it in the Iliad to speak of a man who failed to... Continue Reading →

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