A feather in your theological cap.

The personal blog of pastor, grammarian, and runner Brent Niedergall

Bad Advertising in Ecclesiastes?

Bad Advertising in Ecclesiastes?

https://youtu.be/bpp3ycMvQd0 That fine feat of advertising sells us on Mentos. Solomon’s story in Ecclesiastes 9:13–15, as a testimonial to the benefit of wisdom, isn't really selling us on wisdom.   I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed...

Prepositions

Prepositions

Prepositions are words that tell us how one thing in space relates to another. They can be used to explain spatial relations in the physical realm as demonstrated in these three examples: The mime is in Sweden. The book is on the Volkswagen. The pig is under the...

John’s Conversations

John’s Conversations

Conversation has been compared to a game of catch. Just as people take turns throwing a ball back and forth, people also take turns speaking. Many people converse in the Gospel of John: Jesus, John the Baptist, Andrew, Philip, Nathanael, Mary, Nicodemus, the Samaritan...

The Septuagint Song

The Septuagint Song

  Mac Lynch and I wrote "The Septuagint Song" in 2017. Evan Caddy has created a wonderful video in which he sings it with Riley Irwin on piano. They really outdid themselves. Plus, Evan wrote two new verses. I've included the video below with the original sheet...

Suffering and Strong Drink

Suffering and Strong Drink

After twenty years of American military presence in Afghanistan, the Taliban took over the country in a week. Analysts point to corruption as a leading cause for the former government's lightning-quick demise. The watching world now fully expects human rights abuses...

In Praise of Solid People

In Praise of Solid People

I meant to post this yesterday in observance of Labor Day. Hearing Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" caused me to remember "In Praise of Solid People" by C. S. Lewis. Below you will find an excerpt of what is one of the better poems Lewis wrote in his...

A History of Evangelism in North America

A History of Evangelism in North America

A Book Review   Editor, Thomas P. Johnston, along with 21 contributors collaborated in the production of A History of Evangelism in North America from Kregel Academic. This is an encouraging book about God’s work of using men and women to proclaim the good news...

A Humdrum Life of Faith

A Humdrum Life of Faith

Of prominent Bible figures, Isaac has always struck me as one of the more humdrum ones. Sandwiched between fellow patriarchs Abraham and Jacob, he’s principally known for being the young man God commanded Abraham to sacrifice and the old man Jacob tricked. In between...

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