Welcome to de Verbo vitae!
de Verbo vitae is the repository for the spiritual writings of Ethan R. Longhenry, primarily featuring articles, both long and short form, sermon outlines, and links to other resources.
Ethan R. Longhenry currently serves as the evangelist for the Venice church of Christ in Los Angeles, California. He is married to his wife Sarah and they have four children. Ethan received a Bachelor of Arts in Hebrew & Semitic Studies and Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He remains fluent in Classical Hebrew, Koine Greek, and Classical Latin, is familiar with Biblical Aramaic, and has studied Classical Syriac and epigraphic Hebrew, Moabite, and Phoenician. Ethan previously served as an evangelist for churches in Illinois and Texas and most recently the church of Christ in Norwalk, Ohio.
Ethan’s faith story can be found here.
de Verbo vitae
de Verbo vitae is Latin for “concerning the Word of life,” as seen in 1 John 1:1-2:
That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled, concerning the Word of life (and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us).
I am not nor have ever been Catholic, but I learned Latin while in middle and high school, and have always appreciated the value of Latin. The message is appropriate, for this website is designed to provide encouragement in the written Word of God found in Scripture as well as in following the incarnate Word of God manifest in Jesus. Thus, all things on this website are designed to speak concerning the Word of life.
Articles that I have written. Article indices are available here.
A compilation of various discussions of some substance on various aspects relating to the faith.
Text files of sermons, some mp3s of sermons, and the ability to request other mp3s of sermons.
An analysis of Romans 14, its message, and various interpretations of the passage.
My responses to other material.
Links to other pages for spiritual material.
Ask your questions about the Bible and/or Christianity!
Make prayer requests.
Let me know your comments, suggestions, or criticisms.
Ethan’s primary homepage.
For the encouragement of the Kingdom.
A weekly devotional for your life.
disciples making disciples on the Westside of Los Angeles