Tag: language

Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 1: The First Person Plural of Majesty)

Qur'an

Greetings, all. As I read through Muhammad Abdel Haleem’s English translation of the Qur’an recently, I highlighted everything that either didn’t make sense to me or that I found interesting in relation to Christianity and/or my own philosophical perspective. What I would like to… Continue Reading “Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 1: The First Person Plural of Majesty)”

Understanding Different Uses of the Word ‘Faith’

I recently updated the tagline of my other blog to include the word ‘faith’. As I thought about that word, I felt it would be good subject matter for a blog post to clarify what I, and others, are often trying to convey when… Continue Reading “Understanding Different Uses of the Word ‘Faith’”

Ingrascoth

Clocks

The One True God is self-existing; he always has been and always will be. How old, therefore, can we realistically say God is? The very question is incomprehensible. Whatever span of time we ascribe to God’s existence, he has existed for infinitely longer than… Continue Reading “Ingrascoth”

Re-imagining Everyday Language in Light of God’s Sovereignty

Everyday English book

Last year, I began a blog series called Praise and Prose in which my aim was to do exactly what the title of this blog post expresses. It was an interesting exercise, and definitely worthwhile. I actually planned to publish more posts as part… Continue Reading “Re-imagining Everyday Language in Light of God’s Sovereignty”

God is the Cause of Both ‘Evil’ and ‘Sin’

A hand holding an apple

For today’s post in my Praise and Prose series, I’d like to discuss how our use of language might change in order to reflect the truth that God is in control of everything that happens which Christians (and people of other faiths) describe as… Continue Reading “God is the Cause of Both ‘Evil’ and ‘Sin’”