Interpreting Scripture – Questions

Interpreting Scripture is a challenging task. But when you read Scripture, you are interpreting it. Here are some questions to answer which will help you interpret Scripture so you understand it as it was intended. When these questions are answered, you will discover that the fulfillment is greater than the prediction, just as the antitype […]

Interpreting Scripture

Reading the Bible is challenging. We are 2,000+ years removed from when the content was written and the time(s) it was written about. Much of the struggle in reading Scripture is truly understanding what is meant by the original author(s) rather than understanding it from our 21st Century mindset. Striving to understand Scripture from its […]

CrossTraining

This year is the year of CrossTraining. CrossTraining is all about two things . . . bringing others to the cross and taking up our own. ; ; ; ; ; ; Come CrossTraining with me. You won’t regret it. Listen38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. […]

Reading the Bible – Chronologically

Reading the Bible just makes sense. Reading plans are a dime a dozen. This does not negate or lessen their value, however. But it does make for difficult decisions on which reading plan you use. This year, I’m using a two-year chronological reading plan (pdf) provided by Providence Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Concord, NC. I […]

Struggle of Life

Have you struggled with the way life is and the way it should be? People fall into one of three philosophies of thought when struggling through this tension: Theist (We can know God), Agnostic (I’m not sure God exists or that we can know), and Atheist (We cannot know). For the theist, the presence of […]

Media and the Massacre

Andy Crouch wrote an article for Christianity Today in which he says, “True compassion requires turning off the news.” All that any of us who do not live in Newtown, Connecticut, truly needed to know—possibly more than we needed to know—appeared in a 12-word news alert on my phone Friday afternoon. Almost everything else, I […]

A Gospel-Centered Manifesto Part 3

A right eschatology does not liberate us from the present; it liberates us for the present. An Aside: Apocalyptic language and metaphor As Matthew Malcolm4 shares, If you’ve encountered the opinion that unless we interpret the Bible “literally” we are not doing justice to it, this could be a useful resource: The Charge of Replacement […]

Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer always seemed to me to spread an atmosphere of happiness and joy over the least incident and profound gratitude for the mere fact that he was alive. … He was one of the very few persons I have ever met for whom God was real and always near. … On Sunday, April 8, 1945, […]