H is for Hypostatic Union.


Another day, another phrase you have to look at twice to pronounce properly. Hypostatic Union An article on the Desiring God website says: '"hypostatic union” may sound fancy in English, but it’s a pretty simple term. Hypostatic means personal. The hypostatic union is the personal union of Jesus’ two natures.' So we are back to …

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G is for Gap Theory


Today's broadcast is brought to you from the Cotswolds! I'm away for a few days with the in-laws, celebrating birthdays 🙂 Yesterday we wandered around Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. We'd a really great day, and I bought a super-dooper, ye-olde-world-looking notebook. #happywriter Anyway, on to today's term, and it is Gap Theory. I've …

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F is for Fideism


Now then - here's your word for today - Fideism. CARM - Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry, says that 'Fideism' is: the philosophical and theological view that some areas of knowledge cannot be sufficiently known through experience and/or reason. Fideism is the complete reliance on faith without evidence and/or reason. The lack of 'evidence' and 'reason' …

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E is for Ekklesia


Thanks so much to you all for reading. The AtoZ is always good for the ol' visitor stats, and I'm enjoying reading other blogs doing the challenge 🙂 Today's word is one of my favourites -Ekklesia In grammar terms, it's a feminine noun. Strong's Concordance defines it as, "an assembly, congregation, church; the Church, the …

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D is for Death


Today's word is not so obscure but I thought,  as it is Holy Saturday (next Saturday is Easter Saturday...) and we've a day off tomorrow, that it is the perfect word. Many Christians take time to remember Good Friday (the Crucifixion of Jesus) and celebrate Easter Sunday (the Resurrection of Jesus), but Easter Saturday is a quieter day. …

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C is for Consequentialism


So Day 3's word is 'Consequentialism' - the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains it like this - "of all the things a person might do at any given moment, the morally right action is the one with the best overall consequences." I suppose it's not a theological term as such, though it does appear on some …

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B is for Bibliomancy


Here's another thing that I didn't realise was an actual thing. Bibliomancy The Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms says that Bibliomancy is: the practice of opening the Bible at random and seeking guidance through the first verse one sees. In quite a few sources it's described as 'divination by means of a book.' When I was …

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A is for Absolutely Astraddle (and ‘Adiaphora’)


It's Day 1 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge and I still haven't come up with a theme. I considered Bible characters, Bible verses, Hymns or Songs, great theological writers... but I couldn't decide. So here I am on day 1 thinking of holy 'A' words. Annmarie...?  nah I don't think so. Ann, is a …

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