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Archive for January 14, 2009

On the Concept of JOY

I am somewhat obsessed with joy.  It is not that I am an especially joyful person;  but I wish to be more joyful, especially since joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

Well – recently I was given the chance to write an article about joy for a Bible dictionary.  I will post the text below.  I wish I had the time to do more research, and I hope to come back to this subject in much more detail (I had a limit of 800 words).

Meanwhile, before I post my text, I would like to list this relevant note from John Piper (www.desiringgod.org) about Benjamin Franklin (deist) and George Whitefield: