Read Mark 12:18-27 … So … Little Johnny comes home from school one day and announces to his mother, “Today I learned what’s in every book in every library in the world!” To which his mother replied, “That’s amazing sweetie! Tell me, what’s in every book in every library in the world?” Little Johnny, beaming, … Continue reading Words Matter
Read Hebrews 10:1-10 … Different disciplines have different words for the same concept. In mathematics the thought might be expressed using the term trajectory. In the field of music, the idea is motif. In literature the term theme. In each case, and surely in other disciplines too, what is being described is an identifiable recurring … Continue reading Themes in the Scriptures
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 Matthew 25:14-30 … A couple of weeks ago the bulletin article spoke about the Greek word dulos which is translated variously as slave, bondservant, or servant. That article spoke to the fact that Christians are a dulos by the fact that one’s redemption came at a price (1 Cor. 6:20), and that payment was … Continue reading Get Busy!
Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17 … It seems like such a simple idea. Ask a question and then go to the Scriptures to find the answer, and yet for so many it seems like the whole process of using the Bible to answer a theological question (any “–ological” question really) is loaded with personal baggage. One … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say?
Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 … The Greeks and the Romans are both well known for their pantheon of gods. Both of those societies had public temples where worship occurred, but they also had private – or household – gods. The Romans, along with believing in their gods, also believed in spirits called lares which protected … Continue reading A Domestic God
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