Blog Posts on The Bible
Beware: The Bible Is About to Threaten Your Smartphone Focus
Are apps a threat to God-focus? Yes. But it works both ways. Fight fire with fire.
If you are reading your Bible on your computer or your smartphone or your iPad, the presence of the email app and the news…Continue Reading
Reading the Bible Is an Episode in Salvation History
John Webster writes:
. . . the Christian interpreter is 'reconciled to God, drawn into the fellowship of the saints and illumined by the Holy Spirit'. . . . the Christian interpreter is one who has been extracted from the…
Don’t Equate Historically Early with Theologically Accurate
Beware of imputing advantage to antiquity. Seventy years after the death of Jesus the churches had neither the collected New Testament nor a living apostle. It was a precarious and embattled time.
Neither the experiences nor the teachers of the…Continue Reading
Thoughts on Evangelical Neglect of the Old Testament
It has been my experience, in talking with fellow evangelicals, that many of us are quick to equate the Old Testament to mean little more than what the Pharisees thought it meant in Jesus’ day. It is a book of…Continue Reading
The Beautiful Simplicity of Biblical Narrative
The Eyes Jesus Opened First
Luke included the Emmaus road account (Luke 24:13-35), no doubt, because it was a powerful testimony of the resurrected Jesus by two credible eyewitnesses (Cleopas likely would have been known to many first generation Christians). But there is also something…Continue Reading
Theological Reasons for Wordiness
I just read Numbers 7 on my annual way through the Bible. I read every word. It is one of the longest, most repetitive chapters in the Bible.
From verse 12 to verse 83 Moses describes the offerings that each…Continue Reading
Measure Your Favorite Authors By What the Bible Includes
What the Bible teaches keeps us in line with reality. But what the Bible includes keeps us balanced and protects us from ill-advised overstatement.
As he came to Christ C. S. Lewis was learning from J.R.R. Tolkein that Christianity is…Continue Reading