The Endearing Conceit of Young Men

I wonder if you have ever thought about the kind of courage—but also the kind of conceit—it takes for a young man to ask a father for the hand of his daughter. De Witt Talmage once considered this in a discourse on marriage and, frankly, his thoughts are hilarious. I trust you’ll enjoy reading aboutContinue reading “The Endearing Conceit of Young Men”

Another Word for Love

Agape is one of several Greek words in the New Testament for love. It is most commonly used when referring to God‘s love for us (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4, etc.). For clarification, there are different forms of the word agape. The verb form, ἀγαπάω agapáō (to love), occurs 143 times in the NewContinue reading “Another Word for Love”

An Open Letter of Love

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21) When Paul wrote these words to the members of a small church in Rome, he wasn’t merely imparting some sage advice. He wasn’t merely trying to inspire them with a platitudinal ideal to shoot for. These words came stained with the bloodContinue reading “An Open Letter of Love”