Tag Archive | conceptual metaphor
A Sign of the Times
Don’t give up on the simple and the easy and the common, ordinary, daily expressions of faith. They are just as essential, and perhaps even more important, than the breakthrough, conversion, mountain top experiences.
Jesus is part of your ordinary, every day life. And that is the most important thing of all.
Passing on the Faith
In a sermon series called “Family Matters,” we wanted to talk about the importance of passing on the faith to the next generation. But we also wanted to share some of the results of a Family Needs Survey the congregation had taken a few months before. The results of this survey showed a sense of […]
Abide With Me: A Case Study
Part 2 of a 2-part series. (You can go to part 1 here.) “Abide with Me” and A Lifetime is a Day My professor, David Maxwell, encouraged me to do a close analysis of the hymn “Abide with Me,” by Henry F. Lyte (1793–1847), and he mentioned that it was one of his favorites. Well, […]
Outreach and Containers
Conceptual Metaphors in Speaking of Jesus, Part 2 In part 1 of this blog, we considered the conceptual metaphor ARGUMENT IS WAR in the book Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism by Carl Medearis. This blog picks up where part 1 left off, with the discussion of a second conceptual metaphor that often guides our experience […]
Outreach and Warfare
Conceptual Metaphors in Speaking of Jesus, Part 1 Introduction The way we talk reflects the way we think. In fact, for contemporary metaphor theory, metaphor is primarily a function of thought and perception, and only secondarily a matter of words or language. In significant and ubiquitous ways, we live our lives in terms of metaphor. […]