K is for Koinonia


Welcome to the half-way mark of the A to Z Challenge  - or just beyond it. This is the start of week three and today's letter 'K' is for another word I love - Koinonia. GotQuestions.org explains the word like this: Koinonia is a Greek word that occurs 20 times in the Bible. Koinonia’s primary meaning …

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J is for Just when you think you know what’s about to happen, something else happens!


OK so strictly speaking, the title of today's blog post is not a theological term. But then I've been trying to take some of these complicated sounding words, and make them more understandable. With this post I'm just doing it the other way around... You see, today I wasn't going to write a post at all. …

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I is for Immanence


I found today's word on a blog called Rebecca Writes. I've spotted some of the terms I've done so far on her list. She quotes from Wayne Grudem's book Systematic Theology (IMO a great book). Immanence means “remaining in” creation." Grudem says that, 'the God of the Bible is no abstract deity removed from, and uninterested …

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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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