Bart Ehrman, a prolific agnostic author and professor poses a question to his students each semester he begins his course over the Bible at the secular university at which he teaches. Ehrman has summarized the routine as follows: "So, part of the deal of teaching in the Bible Belt is that lots of my students … Continue reading What Is the Bible?
How do I choose a translation? The question listed above is a good question, but it is one among many. Why are there so many translations? Which translation is best? How do I know which translations are reliable? This list of questions can go on and on and on, but our goal is to answer … Continue reading Are All Bible Translations Created Equal?
"Lord, keep us all safe today." "I pray for a hand of protection over everyone in this room." "May we all have a sense of security as we part ways today." All of us have heard either these exact prayers or variations of these prayers. They saturate our comfortable, American, churches. They permeate our culture. … Continue reading Pray To Be Sent, Not Safe
I once served as an interim student pastor at a church about forty minutes from where I lived. A few days a week, I would make the drive to this small town, out of the city. During the drive, I would pass through another small town, and on the way back home, I would consistently … Continue reading Be a Missionary, Not a Marketer