Contrary to popular opinion, theology is not defined by intellectual scholars reading books or arrogant seminarians picking fights. The term theology means “the study of God.”
There are numerous ways a church can pray in order to bless their missionaries. Because the church might not always know those immediate, pressing issues in the missionary’s life, praying from God’s Word is always valuable and applicable in every season and place. Here are seven simple ways to pray for missionaries from Paul’s charge to Timothy (see 2 Timothy 2:1-7).
The study of ancient culture can be very enlightening and beneficial for students of the Bible. We can define the cultural hermeneutic as the use of ancient culture to help in our understanding and interpreting of Scripture. While the tool of culture is helpful and valuable, it can be used in a negative and destructive way.
Many of our lifestyles (running chaotically from task to task) have stifled any appetite for beauty. We need to jumpstart these affections by choosing to practice godly habits that put us in a posture to savor Christ’s beauty. The good news is that affections are like a muscle; they grow and develop as we exercise them.
Disciples of Jesus make disciples. It’s a life-changing truth. And it is one that has changed my life, as women who embraced this truth discipled me. These women knew that loving me meant concern for my growth. And so, they toiled to teach, encourage, and exhort me. These sisters helped me to increase in understanding, while also nurturing my heart, and laboring in prayer for me.