Being a youth pastor now means teaching a lot of lessons. In my Sunday school lessons lately, I’ve been working on a project to go through the story of the whole Bible. This has been pretty interesting to work on, and this post just reflects some of the observations I’ve made while making lessons for … Continue reading "Assorted Observations on Early Genesis"
Is God the God of the good Bible interpreters only? Is He not also the God of the bad ones? Yes, He is the God of the bad ones, too. This little opening, which you might notice alludes to Romans 3:29, summarizes something that has dawned on me recently. As I read more Scripture and study it more deeply, … Continue reading "The God of Bad Interpreters"
This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Jesus the Apocalypse: Mark Bible Study” [This is the third post in my Bible study on Mark. See the others here.] As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of … Continue reading "Jesus the Apocalypse: The Announcement of Elijah"
This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Jesus the Apocalypse: Mark Bible Study” To continue my Mark Bible study (which began in this post), I’ll move on to the very first verse: This is the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. What the Bible Says Let’s not miss the significance of … Continue reading "Jesus the Apocalypse: The Messiah Appears"
This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Jesus the Apocalypse: Mark Bible Study” This is the third and final new series I’m starting now. I thought it would be fun to do a Bible study series on a particular book of the Bible. My recent studies have led me to Mark. The shortest and … Continue reading "Jesus the Apocalypse: A Study on Mark"
“I just believe the Bible.” People say this a lot, and in a previous post of mine I examined why that’s not really true for anyone. That said, there is a worthy ideal behind that statement. Pardon my Protestantism showing, but I believe we are called as Christians to subject all of our thoughts and … Continue reading "How To Be a True Biblicist (Or, Unexpected Truth about Taking the Bible Seriously)"
If you have any idea what this post is about by the title, you deserve a prize. I doubt the connection between the items is at all obvious, unless maybe you’ve recently given them each good thought. But there is a connection, and one that concerns me. To put it as concisely as possible, the … Continue reading "The Hunger Games, Amos, and American Christianity"