Category Archives: Christian Living

Joy in the Midst of Trials: A Quick Look at Three Passages

By | April 20, 2024

Some passages timelessly encourage believers in the midst of trials. What follows is a quick look at three such passages—Romans 5:3–5, James 1:2–4, and 1 Peter 1:6–9. We briefly examine their common themes to encourage us today. Trial Both James and Peter speak of “trials” (peirasmos), a word that can focus on the aspect of… Read More »

A Theology of Friendship

By | January 1, 2024

Who does the Bible identify as a friend? What is friendship? Words like friend, friendship, or friendly in our English Bible stem from multiple words in the Hebrew and Greek. Below is a survey of these words, leading to a definition of friendship. Though this survey does not include every angle from which to view… Read More »