Twenty years ago I was asked to teach a church Bible study curriculum on the Book of Revelation. I had an aligned common viewpoint about End Times prophecy. Half-way through the course I concluded that I could not teach the… Read More ›
So Where Did Cain Get His Wife?
When people consider Genesis as fact or creative narrative, the issue of Cain and the source of his wife is a common question raised by Christians and skeptics alike. Can anyone effectively answer this one? ◊ I’ve had this very… Read More ›
Reading Genesis Literally?
Have you read Genesis chapters 1 and 2, or through chapter 11? How about all 50 chapters? Do you read it literally or non-literally? Here’s a perspective to help avoid confusion. ◊ I was researching an issue raised this week… Read More ›
Biblical History a Thing of the Past?
History is old news to many. Bible history is even worse for some who would say it’s boring and irrelevant. Actually Jesus had a very high expectation of our understanding of history. ◊ So you think you know your history?… Read More ›
Jonah – So Judgmental and True
The Book of Jonah provides intriguing insight into the heart of God and His patience and ultimate judgment on those who would reject and deny Him. ◊ Everyone knows the story in the Bible of Jonah and the big fish… Read More ›
How Can You Be So Sure?
Is your faith built on faulty assumptions? Do you have blind faith? How can Christianity be true? Is it the only way? How can you be so sure? Got a 2 minute answer? ♦ Good questions. Certainly ones that can easily… Read More ›
Strategically Selling the Gospel
The effective ability to discuss and engage on spiritual matters goes beyond heart and conviction. It involves sensitivity, tact, and even strategic wisdom. The Bible gives us a blueprint for doing so. ♦ In Athens, Greece, Mars Hill (also called the… Read More ›
A First Class Conversation
Has this ever happened to you? A discussion turns to religion and someone states their viewpoint about God, the Bible, Jesus, or religion in general. Their thinking is very different from yours. How do you respond? How about at 36,000 feet?♦… Read More ›
The Bible as Literature – as Good as the Classics?
There are books we read and then there are great works of literature, even “classics” which move, teach and inspire us with profound and brilliant writing. Is the Bible even in that same category? ♦ Remember reading “the classics“ in high… Read More ›
The Bible and Mount St. Helens
Just 35 years ago this month, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Mount St. Helens and triggered a colossal eruption which devastated over 230 square miles within a few minutes. Lessons abound challenging time-elements of Darwinian evolution and supporting the Genesis… Read More ›
Evolution and Politics
Many Christian leaders, pastors and teachers, have surrendered to the so-called “overwhelming evidence for evolution” and settled for a culturally safe “middle-of-the-road” position. Don’t you wish someone would stand up and give a very clear answer to the confusion? ♦ I’m convinced that… Read More ›
Evolution and Intellectual Honesty
If only the scientific, academic and journalistic communities would really and truthfully discuss the elephant in the room. ♦ Do you ever wonder if you’re getting the real truth from teachers, newspapers, media pundits, politicians, school textbooks, or even the scientific… Read More ›