Just for kicks, one of these days I want to do a deep study on the word “pity” in the Bible. Just for Mr. T’s sake.
For now, here is the frequency at which the word “pity” appears in various translations of the Bible:
30 times: KJV
33 times: NKVJ
43 times: NIV
41 times: ESV
28 times: NASB… Read the rest
His thoughts in text form:
Have you ever noticed that phrase people often say after disasters, “Our thoughts and prayers are with you”? I wonder sometimes what really are their Thoughts? And why don’t they pray? Maybe they don’t have Enough Time?… Read the rest
Joy is one of my favorite things. In fact, I’m a little overjoyed at how many blog posts on spudart.org I’ve written about joy!
What brings you joy
The simple joys of public art
Time shouts for joy
The meaning of joy
And so on (all the joy posts on spudart.org)
If you also like joy, then how about an entire book explaining all the ins and outs of joy.… Read the rest
At the start of every year, each person in my Bible study group sets goals for the year. We use the Personal Growth Plan (pdf) provided by Park Community Church’s small groups curriculum.
Spiritual goals are an odd thing for me.… Read the rest
It’s pretty cool to see that my Pinterest board of Jesus’ baptism is seeing some traffic. Back in 2013, I created a board to collect together interpretations of Jesus’s baptism.
This board is seeing more traffic due to Jesus’ baptism being covered in January by most churches that use the lectionary schedule.… Read the rest
How many verses are in the New Testament? Oddly, there isn’t a definitive answer online about how many verses are in the ESV New Testament.
Catholic-Resources.org says there are 7956 verses. But that’s based on the NJB version. This same page lists the number of verses for various versions:
The ESV is missing from this list.… Read the rest
Do you know of any blogs that dedicated to Greek or Hebrew? Studylight.org had a blog called Greek Thoughts in their Language Studies section. However, it hasn’t been updated since 2014. The Hebrew thoughts looks to be current.
I would love to read more blogs that focus on interpreting Greek or Hebrew words in the Bible.… Read the rest
This public artwork by loveyou2.org says, “get love. give love.” I really like the cycle of getting love and then sharing it.
The main question is: how do we get love? Do we earn it? Do we look for it in certain places?… Read the rest
The Lutheran Book of Prayer is fantastic great little book of prayers. There are prayers for all sorts of things:
Prayers for every weekday in the morning and evening
Prayers for baptism, confession, absolution, worship, and Holy Communion
Prayers for holidays, festivals, and times of the church year
Prayers for the Church
Prayers Christian vocation
Prayers for our world, nation, and community
Prayers for our neighbors, family, and ourselves
Prayers for stronger faith,
Prayers for birthdays, anniversaries, childbirth, moving into a new home, and events
Prayers for circumstances, unemployment, illness, death, singleness, engagement, and weddings
I’ve bought many editions and versions of this book to have at home, work, in my travel bag, and now on my iPhone.… Read the rest
Does anyone know any books that compare Roman Catholic doctrine and Lutheran doctrine? I’m a Missouri Synod Lutheran engaged to a Roman Catholic. We have a very healthy relationship and often discuss our beliefs with each other. We are both very interested in learning more about how Lutherans and Roman Catholics relate to each other, and differ from each other.… Read the rest