Tag: Bible

Making sense of the Exodus
(September 12, 2021)

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.

Book review: coming to terms with the Old Testament
(October 1, 2020)

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.

Worrying you can’t believe in the Old Testament any more
(September 16, 2020)

A conversation about how it feels to question the Old Testament while continuing to believe in Jesus.

Getting to know Nazareth
(June 20, 2020)

Archaeology continues to reveal new insights into Jesus’ boyhood town and the culture of its inhabitants.

Book review: Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
(January 18, 2018)

Book review: “Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes” by Kenneth Bailey. Quite simply one of the most enlightening books I have read about Jesus.

Indoctrination or exploration?
(October 5, 2017)

I was looking today at the notes prepared by a church for their Bible study groups, and I had a minor epiphany. Really minor, but I thought worth sharing.

Book review: The Jesus Legend
(February 5, 2017)

Some books on Jesus and the New Testament are clearly apologetic in nature, seeking to argue or defend a certain viewpoint, whether it be sceptical or believing. Other books clearly aim at being academic, impartial, seeking to advance academic opinion. This book, which is almost a decade old, is kind of both. I have only […]

No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord’?
(June 17, 2015)

I was reading an article today by a christian minister who I respect, and he said: “Christians gather in order to listen to the Scriptures being read, and to the gospel being proclaimed.” It made me think ….. Why?

Should we believe in Jesus because we believe in the Bible, or the other way around?
(November 6, 2014)

Have you ever thought which came first – your belief in Jesus or your belief in the Bible? Do you think it matters?

A great light
(December 25, 2013)

Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. …. in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has […]