Is Bible study helping us be better disciples of Jesus, or is Bible knowledge actually a substitute for obedience?
What if many of the assumptions we bring to the Bible are actually questionable?
Science has given us new understandings of the universe and the evolution of life. Can we learn something of God’s character from all this, and apply this to the Bible?
The apparent commands of God in the Old Testament to commit genocide have long troubled me, as they should trouble any thoughtful and compassionate person. (I hope I am both!) How could a God of love command such atrocities? I think this problem can be resolved with God’s good name intact, if we understand the […]
My journey, and maybe your journey too, in understanding the Old Testament and learning to appreciate it and understand the obvious problems.
A review of “The Exodus” by Richard Elliott Friedman and “Exodus for Normal People” by Peter Enns. Two books shine light on the truth (and legends) of the exodus of Moses and the Israelites from Egypt. Well worth reading.
A review of “Has Archaeology Buried the Bible?” by William Dever, and an assessment of how this informs a christian understanding of the Old Testament.
A conversation about how it feels to question the Old Testament while continuing to believe in Jesus.
Archaeology continues to reveal new insights into Jesus’ boyhood town and the culture of its inhabitants.
You can find a lot of different views on the internet about the accuracy of Old Testament history and how archaeology does, or doesn’t, support the Old Testament accounts. Minimalist historians, and internet sceptics, will tell you it’s almost all invented myth, while maximalist historians and christian apologists will tell you that archaeology supports the […]