On a Historical Old Testament


Yesterday I posted the following status on Facebook: The problem with abandoning the historicity of the Old Testament is that every few years another aspect of it is vindicated. To which I received this response: Yet we would acknowledge the role that varying styles of literature in the ancient Near East has to play, right? […]

September 15

Whose Glory? On the Transfiguration


Alastair Roberts, a favorite blogger of mine, has just finished a 10-part series on the Transfiguration. It’s really interesting, and I highly recommend it for any of you who can fathom 10 blog posts covering just the Transfiguration. Reading this series has given me two thoughts I feel are worth sharing, one more directly from […]

July 25

Joan of Arc: Her Story and Challenge


The second item for the year’s reading list was a biography. I’ve never been particularly interested in biographies, but I found an exception. I was listening to the radio a week or two ago and ran across someone giving an interview about her biography of Joan of Arc. I kind of thought it was interesting, and […]

January 17

Jesus the Apocalypse: The Messiah Appears

Bible Studies

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 […]

August 14

Jesus the Apocalypse: A Study on Mark

Bible Studies

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 […]

August 4

Streams: Beliefs about the Bible and Tradition


Tradition. Such an interesting word for Christians. It seems innocent enough, but as it turns out there are very many ways it can be used, few of which are entirely free of controversy. Take, for example, the following statements: “You’re just follow human tradition instead of the Bible!” “Tradition tells us that John died on the isle of Patmos under house […]

July 11

Early Evidence for Belief in Jesus’ Deity

The Nicene Noggin

[This is an article I made for an apologetics forum. I decided I might as well post it here as well.] An argument frequently made by those who deny orthodox Christianity is that Jesus was not believed to be God until a very long time after His death. Among those who have the Internet but nothing […]

June 22

Jesus the New and True Israel


What do God’s redemptive plan and the movie Inception have in common? Complex layers within complex layers. If you don’t know Inception, the movie is about dreams, and involves dreams within dreams within dreams. Each dream is very different, but also very connected to the dreams on the higher and lower levels. The dreams are […]

May 19

Misconceptions about Misconceptions about the Bible


People have a lot of funky ideas about the Bible. And it’s no wonder, given that it is the worldwide bestseller, was completed 2000 years ago, and is revered as God’s word by many millions of people. Anything with that kind of place in the world is bound to find several strange receptions. One thing which frequently happens with the Bible is […]

May 12