A feather in your theological cap.

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

A Theology of Butter: BUTTER-OLOGY

A Theology of Butter: BUTTER-OLOGY

Did you know the ancient Greeks had a word for “butter eater”? https://youtu.be/apeMEquOUcU βουτυροφάγος (boutyrophagous). That’s the ancient Greek word for “butter eater.” Maybe you’re a butter eater. I like butter as much as the next guy. But I’ve never really spent...

T&T Clark Handbook for Septuagint Research

T&T Clark Handbook for Septuagint Research

A Book Review Who could have foreseen the current skyrocketing popularity of Septuagint (LXX) scholarship? Recently published resources abound and there are more to come. For friends of the LXX, the only preferable time to live and witness would have been when the...

WHAT IS THE NECESSITY OF SCRIPTURE?

WHAT IS THE NECESSITY OF SCRIPTURE?

Sure, Scripture is nice to have. But is it necessary? https://youtu.be/3ALDYDkQHKU Yes. Scripture is necessary. We need it. One dictionary of theological terms I checked gave me this definition.  The necessity of Scripture means that the Bible is necessary for...

Supremes and Supremacy

Supremes and Supremacy

When I think of what’s supreme, I think of Taco Bell.  Fries Supreme Nachos Supreme Beef Crunchy Taco Supreme Beef Soft Taco Supreme Beef Burrito Supreme Chicken Burrito Supreme Steak Burrito Supreme Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco Supreme I could keep going, but you...

WHAT IS THE CLARITY OF SCRIPTURE?

WHAT IS THE CLARITY OF SCRIPTURE?

If Scripture is clear, why is there so much in here I still don’t understand? https://youtu.be/EPmEiFEQ4uE If you’ve spent much time in the Bible, you are no doubt well aware that not everything in Scripture is clear. And when theologians talk about the clarity of...

Gospel Allegiance

Gospel Allegiance

A Book Review There’s an entertaining yet unsettling short story by Graham Green about a band of boys who secretly dismantle a house from the inside. While the homeowner is out of town, they strip everything from the home but the outer walls. While reading Gospel...

WHAT IS THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE?

WHAT IS THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE?

How would you have responded to a poll back in 1979? A 1979 Gallup Poll asked this question:  If you, yourself, were testing your own religious beliefs, which ONE of these four religious authorities would you turn to first? What the church says What respected...

The Enneagram Goes to Church

The Enneagram Goes to Church

A Book Review How do you feel about the enneagram? I had only the barest inkling of an idea what the enneagram even was before I read The Enneagram Goes to Church by Todd A. Wilson. Whether you have embraced it, ignored it, or classed it somewhere between mumbo jumbo...

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