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Tag: Latin

Give Us This Day Our Supersubstantial Bread

February 11, AD2017 1 Comment
Give Us This Day Our Supersubstantial Bread

“Give us this day our daily bread” … what does that mean? On the surface, it’s a simple acknowledgment that the things we need to live all have their source in God, as well as a request that our needs for the day be provided. However, hiding under that simple word “daily” is many centuries’ […]

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The Word Alone in Scripture; Multiple Solae ?

April 24, AD2016 3 Comments
The Word Alone in Scripture; Multiple Solae ?

It has been some time since I studied Latin ( According to the hand-written note on the inside title page of my text book, “Latin is a dead language, it is as dead as it can be. It killed off all the Romans and now it’s killing me” ). As a result, my translation skills are probably […]

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Discipulorum Christi: Students of Christ

October 31, AD2015 1 Comment
Discipulorum Christi: Students of Christ

Latin is a delectable puzzle of never-ending wordplay, deeper meanings, and historical wonder. My students like to learn it because it is filled with innumerable “a-ha!” moments, in which the meaning of one Latin root word can set the entire classroom into a tizzy. (A recent discussion of the root meanings of dexterous — right-handed […]

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What Is Wrong With Latin?

August 18, AD2015 19 Comments
What Is Wrong With Latin?

“You know that your grandfather always loved the language of his heritage?” My mother gave me this suggestion as I was wondering out loud which foreign language I should take of those offered in my high school program. Am I most interested in French, Spanish, or Latin? I was told that Latin would be useful if […]

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