Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” —LukeRead More

Reading Paul Copan‘s fine book Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God has got me thinking. From a few chapters on topics that are seemingly unrelated (food and females), the same theme emerges from both: holiness. Allow me a moment to pull this together. ChaptersRead More

UPDATE: For a fuller treatment of this book’s details, see here. One of the best classes I took while at Denver Seminary was a philosophy of science course under Dr. Alan Myatt, in which he assigned Thomas Kuhn’s now classic The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn’s book opened my eyesRead More

The movie started out as an endearing story of a man who was deeply in love with his wife of 44 years. He was so in love with her that he could not imagine being “away from her.” Even though his wife’s Alzheimer’s had taken away her memory of theirRead More

In his fascinating The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief Jim Spiegel offers a unique thesis. It goes something like this: Rather than denial of God’s existence leading atheists to immoral behavior, immoral behavior leads atheists to denial of God’s existence. Spiegel claims Atheism is not atRead More

Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters, chapter 16 titled “1 Timothy 2:8-15: Introduction: The Ephesian Church Situation Addressed in 1 Timothy” begins discussions over the most crucial passage on women leadership in the Church. Payne shines a spotlight on authorship, historical situation,Read More