This morning I was looking through the first few chapters of Octavius Winslow's The Sympathy of Christ. I wanted to read his helpful comments on the Bible stories about Jesus' tears and compassion (e.g. Luke 7:11-17). I wasn't disappointed! Winslow did a nice job of explaining the sympathy of our Savior. As a side note,… Continue reading Your Loosen’d Tongues Employ! (Winslow)
Although I've mentioned When Words Matter Most here on the blog before, it is worth mentioning again. As you can tell by the title, this book is about speaking gracious and kind words to other people. In a way this is a resource to help Christians speak the truth in love to other people in… Continue reading The Conduct of a Gracious Friend (Marshall/Newheiser)
In his first letter to the early church, the apostle Peter very much emphasized the themes of Christian speech and Christian conduct. In Peter's teaching Christian speech and Christian conduct are derived from the truths of the gospel. Through Christ's death and resurrection the Christian is given new life, forgiveness, and hope. Now our calling… Continue reading Evangelism, Apologetics, and Godly Conduct
Sadly and unfortunately there are Christian books, blogs, and other Christian writings that contain coarse and vulgar language. Although I don't read blogs very often, I've read enough to know that some popular Christian blogs use edgy and crude language. I've read enough blogs and Christian social media to know that some authors use sketchy… Continue reading Christian Writing, Vulgar Speech, and William Tyndale
Language, all of it - every vowel, every consonant - is a gift of God. God uses language to create and command us; we use language to confess our sins and sing praises to God.