Tag - Mark Ward

Tattoo-Inspired New Testament Exegesis

I was at Costco getting gas. The guy across from me had a tattoo that caught my eye—it was ancient Greek: ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ. And suddenly, the meaning of a famous saying of Jesus became clear in my mind. This kind of thing happens to me. It’s why I go to...

Why We Do What We Do: C.S. Lewis on Motivation

Picking my favorite C.S. Lewis piece is like picking my favorite child. I can’t do it. I won’t. I love them all. But on any given day, one of them may be especially and noticeably good. Today, one is. It’s a sermon called “The Weight of Glory.”...

Why You Should Read the KJV

The KJV is the best-selling book of all time—and still the most widely read Bible in the United States today. Its English has had a profound influence on our own. In recent decades, however, the KJV has been at the center of a debate over the...

How to Apply a Psalm to Your Situation

If you can’t use the Bible, you don’t really understand it. It may sound backwards to speak of “using” the Bible: we don’t stand over the Bible, twisting it to our ends; the Bible stands over us and is one major means by which God uses us. That’s...