Tag Archives: Latin

Putting a Coat of Wax on False Bible Teaching

[From the archives.] False Etymologies Sometimes people can use a word’s origin to help us understand spiritual matters. Like you’ll be hearing a sermon and they tell you, “In Isaiah 7:14, the original Hebrew word ‘Immanuel’ means ‘God with us.’” Of … Continue reading

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Christians and Questionable Motives

[From the archives.] Etymology trivia: “motive” and “motion” both derive from the Latin movere – “to move”. That makes sense, since all willful movement is motivated by something. Here’s a for instance: I love pizza, and am often motivated to eat … Continue reading

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Word fun – Make Haste Slowly Right Now!

Latin can be fun. Take the phrase festina lente, literally meaning make haste slowly. Doing things slowly is my specialty. Unless it’s when I’m pulling onto the freeway, in which case I really want the person ahead of me to … Continue reading

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Do Christians Have Questionable Motives?

“Motive” and “motion” derive from the Latin movere – “to move”. It makes sense, since all willful movement is motivated by something. Here’s a for instance: I love pizza, and am often motivated to eat some (in fact, I’m eating a … Continue reading

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