All the Answers or All Truth?

I talk with Christians of all stripes about scripture.  Regardless of background or denomination, I can usually connect with people in the Lord.  Sometimes, though, I’m concerned that we mainly look at the Bible as a place to find the right answers about creation, sexuality, church structure, and a host of other subjects.  Certainly, the…

P.S. to “An Apology”

Recently, I posted about “An Apology for the True Christian Divinity.”  Written by Robert Barclay, this was the first orderly presentation of early Quaker beliefs.  Early Quakers were deeply Christian while many later Quakers drifted from Christ into subjectivism. One of my readers left a comment  wondering why later Quakers left their Christian roots.  I suggested that…

To Judge or Not to Judge (Part 2)

Previously, we explored the subject of judging and the confusion it can cause.  We discovered that judging in itself isn’t wrong but that it does matter who the source of a judgment is.  If God is the source, we are called to express that judgment.  If self is the source, our judgment is wrong. The…

Interpretive Hypocrisy

At a men’s group this morning, we discussed how to interpret the Bible.  Our conversation reminded me of a booklet I wrote: “This Is What Is Written: What the Scriptures Say about Their Interpretation.”  Below is the introduction: For most Christians, how to interpret the scriptures is central to their beliefs. After all, the way someone interprets…

Pan…Jesus?

How often do you think Pangaea is the topic of conversation during a child’s bedtime story?  Probably not very often.  How about Pangaea and the Bible?  Probably even less.  Yet that is exactly what I found myself discussing tonight.  While reading a book about dinosaurs to my 2 year old son, Pangaea was mentioned.  My 8…