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?
What books belong in the Bible? How do we know we have the right books in the Bible? Do we have an authoritative list of books, or a list of authoritative books? With so many today (even pastors) questioning the authority of the Bible, this question is more valuable than ever. The questions we will … Continue reading Which Words Are God’s Words?
A few months ago, I listened to a sermon by a prominent evangelical pastor in which he referenced the words “God with us” as among the foremost of the goals of God and the storyline of Scripture. The goal of this post is to give a brief understanding of what he means behind these words. … Continue reading When We Think God is Not “With Us”
Teenagers have tempers and can say things that they remember and regret years down the road. It goes without saying that many teenagers speak without thinking. Many teenagers are not the wisest in their choice of words. My mouth got me in much trouble through my child and teenage years, and still does occasionally! Talking … Continue reading The Delicacy of Language
As a junior in college, I began to read Scripture more routinely and joyfully. It was in a house with four other guys, that I would wake up and have my time with God and His Word at 8:00 am (early for a 20 year old college guy!). Depending on the day would depend how … Continue reading The Joy of the Old Testament