Things I Liked in 2019 & Things I’m Trying in 2020.

I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions.  Instead of making ambitious and unrealistic promises that will inevitably be broken before Lent, I like to approach these things with a lighter attitude.  This post isn’t about solemn vows to change the world in the new year.  It’s just list of stuff I liked this year and … More Things I Liked in 2019 & Things I’m Trying in 2020.

Logos Bible Software – You Do Know You Can Use it for Free, Right?

Ladies and Gentlemen, this might be the shortest post I ever make on this blog, so break out something bubbly and celebrate. I’m still feeling very ill, but my doctor discovered it’s because I was prescribed what is essentially an overdose of my super-strong antibiotic, and we’ve corrected that.  I am finally on the mend.  … More Logos Bible Software – You Do Know You Can Use it for Free, Right?

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