Thoughts on a broad range of questions related to the Bible and Theology.
Today I finished by current Bible reading plan by reading the last few chapters of Revelation. Tomorrow I will begin again in Genesis. As I read about the final confrontation between Christ and the Antichrist, I was struck by how unequal the battle was. The biggest part of Revelation alternates… Continue reading
Marc Cortez, who teaches theology at Western Seminary in Portland, has written a series thought provoking of articles on What’s Wrong with our Gospel. We often divorce the Gospel from its context in the biblical story of redemption and focus almost exclusively on our individual experience with God.… Continue reading
Most churches have Bible studies in small group settings, but they are not all run in the same way. Sometimes the Bible study resembles a Sunday School class, with a long lecture from the study leader and only limited interaction. At the other extreme, some studies are conducted… Continue reading
One of the advantages of reading through the Bible on a regular basis is that you will encounter passages that you might not otherwise read. In my reading today it was the juxtaposition of the OT and NT readings that raised some interesting questions.
The OT reading for today… Continue reading
What does righteous behavior look like? Ezekiel 18:5-18 emphasizes individual responsibility, and states that God will not reward a wicked son because he has a righteous father or punish the righteous son of a wicked father. In this discussion, the passage lists righteous/wicked behavior in three lists that are very similar. Here is the first one: Continue reading