A Successful Church

  There seems to be a prevailing opinion in the US that big churches are successful, little churches are failing, and megachurches are bad. I will start by acknowledging that some big churches are big because they are successful.  Some little churches are small because they are failing.  Some megachurches are so mega that they … More A Successful Church

Reblog from Dr. Michael Heiser: Why You Don’t Learn Much Bible in Church

One of the podcasts I discovered in my study of Leviticus, which is ongoing, was the Naked Bible Podcast with Bible scholar, Dr. Michael Heiser, and his layman assistant, Trey Strickland. Heiser is one of the many voices I listen to about biblical questions and context, and his actual passion and faith are things I … More Reblog from Dr. Michael Heiser: Why You Don’t Learn Much Bible in Church

The Bible is Hard

I have always known that the Bible is special. Nonbelievers might snort at that, and that’s okay.  I get it.  You go on ahead; I won’t be mad. I spent decades as something of an agnostic myself, and someday I will write down, for my fellow strugglers in the desert, how it is that a … More The Bible is Hard