Archive for May, 2009

Romans 8, Part 5: Called According to His/Our Purpose

May 24, 2009

Romans 8:28 is usually translated roughly as follows:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (KJV)

An often overlooked fact about this passage is the absence of the word “his” in the Greek. The passage can be read as talking about human free choice, so that we are “called according to our purpose/choice”. (more…)


Keeping the House Clean

May 10, 2009

(This was originally posted by former contributor Zakk, and may be taken down at his request; the comment policy, though, does remain)

Dear Readers,

I wish it were not needful that I draw your attention to the recently implemented comment policy, but a recent string of provocative comments seems to make this necessary. Please, have a quick look at the comment policy. If you feel that your comment will be at odds with our policy, save us the trouble of reading and deleting it.

To the few of our readers who were targeted by these comments, I apologize on behalf of the Well of Questions. We do our best to cut this kind of thing off at the nub, but we are, of course, still only human. Please, bear with us as we work to implement our new comment policy and make this a good place for all people to converse.