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Some Thoughts on Ephesians 6:1-4

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” 4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring […]

The New Testament Greek Text

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Dear Trivium Pursuit, Once I have learned enough Koine Greek so that I can begin reading the New Testament in Greek, what bible/translation do you recommend? For instance, in English there is KJV, ESV, etc. Is that true in the world today for Greek Bibles? I have heard of the Septuagint. My goal is to […]

Bible Study With Kids

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Hi Laurie, I was wondering if you could give me your recommendation for a more focused Bible time in the morning with my kids (ages 10, 7, 2). My usual thing is to just read a chapter (Proverbs right now) and perhaps discuss it or ask the kids if they have any questions…but it seems […]

King James

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Can you help me understand or direct me to resources to explain how King James that had the Bible translated could be the same King James that persecuted the separatist? Warmly, Kari King James agreed to a new translation in order to displace the popular Geneva Bible. He hated the notes which were in every […]

Daily Bible Reading 2012

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Laurie! For a daily Bible reading listing for the year 2012: 1. Go to Grace Notes. 2. Click on Daily Bible Reading 2012 PDF link. You can download the file or read it online. With this arrangement, you read the whole Bible in a year but in the chronological order of events. For […]

The Wisdom of Solomon

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

1 Kings 3:16-28 16 Now two women who were harlots [or possibly innkeepers] came to the king, and stood before him. 17 And one woman said, “O my lord, this woman and I dwell in the same house; and I gave birth while she was in the house. 18 Then it happened, the third day […]

Calvin and Gill on Ephesians 6:1-4 and Colossians 3:20-21

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

John Calvin Commentary: Ephesians 6:1-4 1. Children, obey. Why does the apostle use the word obey instead of honor, which has a greater extent of meaning? It is because Obedience is the evidence of that honor which children owe to their parents, and is therefore more earnestly enforced. It is likewise more difficult; for the […]

It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. — a quote generally attributed to U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper Alternate renderings: If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. Don’t ask for permission when forgiveness is easier. […]

False Prophets and Empty Oracles

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Jeremiah 23:13-40 13 “I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: They prophesied by Baal And caused My people Israel to err. 14 Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one turns […]

Review of Holman Christian Standard Bible

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Here is my review of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2004). The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention originally planned to use what has become the Holman Christian Standard Bible as a replacement for the NIV. They originally chose Arthur Farstad (who edited the New King James Version) as […]


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