Scripture

What is God’s Will for My Life?

Christians often wonder about the work of the Christian life. With no small amount of anxiety, we find ourselves asking, “What is God’s will for my life?” or “What does God want me to do?” While it is important always to ask if our lives are conformed to God’s will, we too often focus these questions on outward things: activities, projects, jobs, money, and other such endeavors in this transitory world. The work to which a Christian is called, however, is chiefly an inner, secret work wrought deep within the soul. It is spiritual work, not carnal work. First seek the kingdom of God, and all else shall come to you....

Contemplative Prayer: Knowing God in the Biblical Sense

When translating any text into another language there are two approaches that one can take. On the one hand, literal translations strive to faithfully and consistently represent, as far as is possible, the source texts. In both Greek and Hebrew, which are the original languages of the Bible, word orderings are often different than they would be in English usage. A truly literal translation of biblical texts, then, would in many ways be incoherent, and certainly strange to our ears....