Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Hyperbole

This week’s term: Hyperbole (hīˈpərbəlē) – An obvious and intentional exaggeration, used not to deceive, but for effect; not meant to be taken literally, but to give an illustration to the extremity.  Last week’s term: Homiletics – The branch of theology dealing with the proper writing and preaching of sermons. The value of homiletical study… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Hyperbole

Vacation 2017

The Washington Monument

One sight we couldn’t miss in D.C. was the Washington Monument. Mostly because you can see it from almost any vantage point at the nation’s capitol. After we had seen as many of the Smithsonian Museums as we could squeeze in, we reserved a day for touring monuments. The remaining posts from D.C. are all… Continue reading The Washington Monument

books · reviews

My Book Bag: The Element

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson first found its way in my life via a TED talk which I shared earlier this year.  Have you, like I have done, assumed that artistic and creative people grow up surrounded by the art or music they love, thereby naturally developing their rare… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Element

Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Homiletics

This week’s term: Homiletics – The branch of theology dealing with the proper writing and preaching of sermons. The value of homiletical study is to enhance the organization and systematization of subjects, making them more easily understandable and memorable.  Last week’s term:  Hermeneutics – The science of interpretation. In theology, it is the principles or laws… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Homiletics

Vacation 2017

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

After we toured the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Terry, Mitchell, Leslie, Laci, Matthew and I went to see the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History while Lauren headed back to see the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for the second time. When I came to D.C. in 1996, I wasn’t able to see the Museum… Continue reading The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

books · reviews

My Book Bag: The Building on the Rock Series

This week’s book review is actually a books review – plural. I would like to tell you about The Building on the Rock Series of devotionals by Joel Beeke and Diana Kleyn. They are, in order: How God Used a Thunderstorm How God Stopped the Pirates How God Used a Snowdrift How God Used a Drought and… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Building on the Rock Series

Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Hermeneutics

This week’s term: Hermeneutics – The science of interpretation. In theology, it is the principles or laws of the science of interpretation of the Bible, especially the study of the principles of Biblical exegesis.  Last week’s term: Kerugmatology – As far as I know, this is a word of my own [Forrest L. Keener’s] origin: Greek… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Hermeneutics