Do the sins of parents get passed down to their believing children? Is there such a thing as “generational sin” in the life of the Christian? Should believers be concerned that sinful patterns identified in their own lives are a direct result of sins somehow transferred from previous generations? WhatRead More

Attended a church service last Sunday where the pastors are finishing a series on prayer. The pastor who spoke pointed to Matthew 17:20 where Jesus says “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here toRead More

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in conversation with others (many believers, some unbelievers) who say something like, “But the Bible says…” or “Somewhere I read in the Bible that…” You fill in the blank. However, it is often the case that the text does not sayRead More

When Reading Scripture: 7 Questions Who — Who is speaking? Who is the audience? Who is being spoken about? What — What is being said or not being said? What is the overall idea the author has in mind? Ask, “What is the passage talking about?” and “What is theRead More

Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence. A fewRead More

It’s the new year and I cannot think of a better way to kick it off than by noting the importance of rightly dividing the Word of truth. Unless we get it right on what God is saying to us, we cannot and will not have it right in ourRead More

In John Walton’s commentary on Genesis, there are some significant entries on the commitments we have (or should have) when coming to the inspired text. Though Walton’s comments fall under the topic of gender roles, I propose they are general enough to consider them at all times. This is theRead More

In John Walton’s commentary on Genesis, there are some significant entries on the commitments we have (or should have) when coming to the inspired text. Though Walton’s comments fall under the topic of gender roles, I propose they are general enough to consider them at all times. This is theRead More

In John Walton’s commentary on Genesis, there are some significant entries on the commitments we have (or should have) when coming to the inspired text. Though Walton’s comments fall under the topic of gender roles, I propose they are general enough to consider them at all times. This is theRead More