A glimpse of God’s incredible creativity. PHOTO COLLECTION ATTRIBUTION: “God’s Fingerprint in Nature,” BY K MARIE © Copyright 2018 Lines of Lazarus
One of the studies that fascinated me the most while I was completing my work in Biblical Hermeneutics was the study of textual criticism. I will share some of my thoughts and academic writings about it today in this post. Textual criticism is an in-depth study of the ancient languages found in Old Testament and…… Continue reading Scripture: Has Anything Really Been Lost in Translation?
I would like to share some ideas about neutrality that I had previously written about in my theology coursework. I think it would be useful information to the practicing Christian. As I have learned, corruption of Western culture was one factor that contributed to the evolution of postmodernism. The response was a pervasive suspicion…… Continue reading The Problem with “Neutrality”
During my theology studies, I enjoyed some interesting literature by Kenneth Boa called, Conformed to His Image. He makes a profound statement that really stuck with me: “For many people, life has become so filled with the if-only of the future that today becomes an inconvenient obstacle to the path of reaching tomorrow.” It…… Continue reading Being Mindful of the Present
Sin seeps like a, poison. Its roots run deep. Gardens once rich, now black with rot. Pride’s thorny wasteland. But don’t think twice, to turn around. Even though you, have been undone. Guilt nor barbs, keep you ensnared. Love knows no bounds. He wants you home. And that road is green, and lined with lilies.…… Continue reading Lilies
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. –Psalm 27:14 (NIV) Time seems to wait for no one. As we get older, the clock seems to dictate our lives more and more. The older people get, the shorter and shorter the days seem to become, and the more the years seem to…… Continue reading Do You Trust in God’s Timing?
When I was in school working on my master’s degree, I had the privilege of mulling over some ideas and questions dealing with the third member of the Trinity, The Holy Spirit. Any discussion on this topic would be appreciated, because I have to be honest, the Holy Spirit has always been awe…… Continue reading Becoming Acquainted with the Spirit
I thought I would share a discussion I had in my college forums once concerning Pascal’s Wager. I will briefly explain the gist of this philosophy. Pascal’s logic is as follows: Matters of salvation are looked at as a type of wager. The stakes are high because we are gambling with eternity and…… Continue reading Pascal’s Wager: Stakes are High
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. John 13:14-15, NIV When I was young, my walls were literally covered from floor to ceiling with pictures and posters of…… Continue reading The Heart of a Servant
There are many things that can run through the mind of a Christian who is struggling with current or past sin. For instance, they might wonder if grace is capable of reaching them to the point where they have fallen. At times, sin can make a person feel so enslaved and weak that the task…… Continue reading For Christians that Feel Trapped by Guilt and Shame