Words Not Found in Scripture – Deacon

A couple weeks ago Arthur Sido posted about Academic Responsibility. His post was about a popular Christian History textbook’s misuse of Scripture regarding the description of a “Deacon”. I spent a few moments gathering some data for a comment on his post and felt like “Deacon” should be my next, “Words Not Found in Scripture.”[Continue Reading…]

Words Not Found in Scripture – Baptize

I will continue my series on Words Not Found in Scripture with the word “baptize”. Technically you will find “baptize” (and it’s derivatives) throughout your English translations. In fact, technically you will find “baptize” in the original Greek. The actual word though is “baptizo” (βαπτιζω). And that is exactly the problem. You see, the word[Continue Reading…]

Words Not Found in Scripture – Church

I’ve decided to start a series of some of the theological words and terms that we use in our everyday Christian lives that are not found in Scripture. The first word I want to talk about is “church”. Right now you’re probably screaming that the word “church” (and it’s derivatives) appear 112 times in the[Continue Reading…]

Scripture Memorization

A few weeks ago in my Foundations of Youth Ministry class, we talked about H.A.B.I.T.S. an anagram presented in Doug Fields’ A Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, meaning Hang time with God, Accountability partner, Bible memorization, Involvement with the Chuch body, Tithing commitment, and Study scripture; respectively. My teacher asked the class what we thought about[Continue Reading…]