Issues in Genesis: The Trafficking of Sarah, Part 1

If you haven’t looked at the Introduction to my Issues in Genesis series, please do that.  It will give you the shape and purpose of what I’m hoping to accomplish by discussing these stories. Defining the Issue The first time I got really upset with the Bible was in Genesis 12:10-20.  In that passage, Abram … More Issues in Genesis: The Trafficking of Sarah, Part 1

Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God & Daughters of Men, Part 4

Welcome to the final post on Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God and Daughters of Men.  I hope this has been a helpful series.  I can’t really tell.  Ha ha!  I have tried to show you an orderly way to consider stories like this one, and then I have tried to share the logic … More Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God & Daughters of Men, Part 4

Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God & Daughters of Men, Part 3

Welcome back!  This is the third installment in our series on the Sons of God and Daughters of Men (Genesis 6:1-6).  In Part 1, we looked at the text verse-by-verse to determine what the Bible says and does not say in this passage.  In Part 2, we looked at a brief overview of the three … More Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God & Daughters of Men, Part 3

Why Christians Don’t Read The Bible: the Problem of Cognitive Dissonance

I have encountered a lot of discomfort in bible study.  I don’t mean the time my foot fell asleep when I sat on it too long reading 1 & 2 Chronicles.  No, I mean the feeling of emotional discomfort when the Bible tells me something I did not expect or something that contradicts what I … More Why Christians Don’t Read The Bible: the Problem of Cognitive Dissonance

Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God & Daughters of Men, Part 2

  Last week, in Part 1, we went over the text of Genesis 6:1-6, which introduces the short but fascinating story of the Sons of God and the Daughters of Men.  This tiny little collection of verses has a lot to say, and how we interpret it will have a meaningful impact on how we … More Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God & Daughters of Men, Part 2

Idolatry Is Not Dead

If you spend any time at all in the Old Testament, you’ll notice a theme that runs throughout.  It is idolatry.  Almost everyone falls into it.  They succumb to idolatry in droves, over and over and over again. Idol worship is not a sin that only trips up the brazenly corrupt.  The Bible illustrates idolatry … More Idolatry Is Not Dead