Tag Archives: Bible

Heart and head matters

If the goal is that we grow up into Christ (Eph.4:15), which it is, then we’re going to need to re-form our hearts as well as our heads. These are both critical components for training our soul to live from … Continue reading

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Why read the Bible?

I sometimes get asked by skeptics and the indifferent some variation of the following: “Why should I read the Bible?” After all, isn’t it just a bunch of stories about superstitious people who lived thousands of years ago? Don’t we … Continue reading

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Karl Barth and the nature of revelation

A problem I see with theology is there’s that which is made up of divine revelation given to us by God, and then there’s the stuff we’ve just made up. What I mean is, we’ve added human speculation and reasoning … Continue reading

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Why we can trust the New Testament

As Dr. Daniel B. Wallace says, one thing we need to do when talking about the historicity of the New Testament is avoid two extremes: radical skepticism on the one end and absolute certainty on the other. This is a … Continue reading

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The nature of biblical inspiration

What does it mean when we say that the Bible is inspired by God? And a question we don’t often ask is, in which way is it inspired? The “inspiration” for this post comes from lengthy discussions I’ve been having … Continue reading

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2017 Bible Literacy Roundup

I was asked to respond to two questions about Bible literacy, along with Ed Delph, Daniel Lim, and Mark Hendrickson, on David McDermott’s blog, Your Fortress.  It’s quite an honor and privilege to be part of such a group and be asked to … Continue reading

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The Word of God and the God of the Word

John Crowder had Steve McVey on his “Jesus Trip” video podcast recently, and had what I thought was a very balanced discussion on the inspiration of Scripture. I’ve included the video here. Having dug deeply into these things myself, I … Continue reading

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How to know if revelation is from God

Last time, I talked about the nature of revelation. I will continue here on how to know if our revelation is from God. But before I begin, understand that the idea of people being led and managed by the Holy … Continue reading

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How do we know truth?

If you read my last post, I left you down the proverbial rabbit hole on the problems with being taught what to think as opposed to how to think.  Today, we’ll begin working ourselves back out and into the light … Continue reading

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The problem with being taught what to think (instead of how to think)

One curious thing to me is that we tend to prefer to be told what to think instead of be taught how to think. This is unfortunate. Especially, in matters of faith. And I’m not talking about being combative or … Continue reading

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