Read Joshua 9:3-15 … An interesting question was raised on a preaching forum recently that has to do with the possible relationship between an OT example of an action and how that example might relate to the current discussion that exists around the marriage, divorce, and remarriage debate (MDR). The question comes partly from the … Continue reading A Question of Comparison
Too often, articles or conversations considering the method an individual might use during worship becomes a discussion of (what is commonly referred to as) the “five acts” of worship. These five avenues are noted in relation to the 1st century church and what they did during the assembly and then the appropriate scriptural proof is … Continue reading Intentionality in Worship
Introduction The exact question we will be taking under consideration is, “How are women equal to men (Gal. 3:28) while the man is the head of a woman (1 Cor. 11:3)?” Although there are opinions across the entire spectrum concerning this question, the bulk of opinions on this topic fall into either a Complementarian or … Continue reading A Consideration of Gender Roles and Equality in the Light of Galatians 3:28 and 1 Corinthians 11:3.
Written by Dr. John Mark Hicks, Searching for the Pattern is the self-proclaimed journey that Professor Hicks takes in interpreting the Bible. The work is an overview of the moves make by Prof. Hicks thru the years as his understanding and use of the Scriptures has developed. Throughout the work there is certainly a reminiscent … Continue reading Searching for the Pattern: My Journey in Interpreting the Bible
Read Acts 17:22-31 … Often a question will arise about reading or listening to teachers that are not part of one’s personal philosophy – or more importantly – theological mindset. The question arises because some are leery about having someone teach them things related to God when it is known that the teacher comes from … Continue reading The Blind Squirrel
“I’ll go to the store tomorrow.” One recognizes this as a very simple sentence; yet, there is an unspoken understanding associated with the thought – provided. Humans can know what was and what is, but the future can only be spoken of in possibilities, probabilities, and potential. The simple reason lies in the fact that … Continue reading Omniscience and the Preservation of Free Will
So, a while back I was sent a summons for Jury Duty. Yuck, right? Well, when I was finally selected to be considered for a jury and we were being examined by the Defense Attorney this question came up: “Do you think you could convict a man of murder knowing that the death penalty could … Continue reading Guilty or Not Guilty?
In the book Who Moved My Pulpit, Thomas S. Rainer has produced nothing short of a manual for the average church leader (Pastor/Minister/Elder/Staff/Lay Member) to begin a new work, project, or change in a methodical and successful manner. The book highlights eight steps by which, when employed, will help build the backing for a … Continue reading Who Moved My Pulpit
In a previous post, there appeared a book review of Hal Hougey’s The Quest for Understandable Hermeneutics, and one felt disinclined at that time to present points of critique or argument since the goal at that time was to present a brief book review in an impartial manner (as far as possible … different reviews … Continue reading Thoughts on “The Quest for Understandable Hermeneutics”
Do you remember the movie Soylent Green? A futuristic society where government nutritional supplements were distributed to the masses in tiles of different colors. Tuesday is Soylent Green day. The movie dealt with several social issues: poverty, population overcrowding, crime, and environmental depletion just to name a few; yet, another issue that rears its ugly … Continue reading A Good Death?