Mark D. Roberts
July 2007 Archives

In my last post I talked about having fun decoding some of the modern Greek I saw during my recent trip to Europe. I also enjoyed some of the peculiarities of English in Britain. Of course the Brit might well […]

One of the things I most enjoy about traveling in foreign countries is being exposed to different languages. During my days as a student I actually studied seven languages. Yes, seven: Spanish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin. All […]

Excerpt He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:40 Click here to read all of Mark 4:35-41 Prayer Dear Lord, thank You for this passage from Mark. I need it today. You know […]

While in London, my wife and I attended a Sunday Evensong service at St. James Paddington Anglican church. While walking in, I noticed the sign advertised: “Professional choir at both service.” This made me worry a bit. Are folks coming […]

Heaven recently gained one of the finest men I ever knew, Raymond Ortlund. No doubt about it, heaven’s gain is our loss. Ray had a broad and blessed ministry as a pastor, preacher, teacher, writer, and discipler. He served as […]

Just after I got off the plane in London, I saw the sign to the right. I had to chuckle. Of course we Americans would refer euphemistically to the “Women’s Restroom,” though women don’t actually rest in such places. We […]

Part 8 of series: European Reflections 2006 Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I talked a bit about Peter Pan, who was “created” in Kensington Gardens, Londan, through the creativity of J. M. […]

Part 7 of series: European Reflections 2006 Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series One of the most beloved of plays written for children is Peter Pan, by J. M. Barie. It began with stories that Barie told […]

Excerpt May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your plans. Psalm 20:4 Click here to read all of Psalm 20 Prayer O Lord, You are the one who can grant my heart’s desire. Indeed, as I reflect […]

Santorini is a collection of islands in the southern Aegean Sea. Technically, it’s called an archipelago, and it is part of Greece. Santorini was formed from an ancient volcano, which, when it blew its top, left a circular group of […]