Week 41 Application | In the Middle of It All

The world’s largest inland sea links Europe with Africa and the Middle East, tying together the influential cultures of Rome, Greece, Israel, and Egypt. The ancients called it Mediterranean, from the Latin mediterraneus (“midland”)—medius (“middle”) plus terra (“land, earth”). The ancients thought of the Mediterranean as the “sea in the middle of the earth.” The […]


Week 39 Application | So That

One of our church’s elders often points out the importance of the phrase “so that.” Those two little words can keep business meetings from drifting into aimless meandering. They compel the group to ask, “What is our objective? What are we trying to accomplish?” When church leaders meet, even to talk about minor matters, our […]