This post is part of a series. This very popular method of devotional scripture study has four steps, outlined in the acrostic SOAP. Begin by opening your journal (this is a written exercise). And by the way, there is an iOS app for this! Check out
This post is part of a series. This first spiritual discipline is a fantastic way to allow scripture to lead you into an experience with God. It is more experiential than analytic, but that’s OK! Tradition tells us that Lectio Divina as we know it
I am fond of the rudimentary but helpful site examen.me. It has various subjects and readying tracks that you can follow, such as 14 Days on the Sayings of Jesus the Sayings of Paul God and Nature Social Justice, etc. But basically, it gives you
My friend Candice recently asked me if I had any recommendations for a tween bible for a boy and a girl. Lucky for her, I had recently researched this for my own kids, and her inquiry led me to codify what I found. Features to look
One of the Facebook forums that I watch but rarely participate in (more heat than light) is called Atheism vs Christianity (no holds barred). Recently, a skeptic posed this question, which I started to answer, but my answer grew to the size of a blog post.
You could classify objections to the claims of scriptures in three categories: External – historical or scientific inaccuracies Internal – too many textual variants or obvious interpolations and other later edits Internal – logical inconsistencies In this last category falls the serious objection known as
There’s a ton out there. Here are my favorites so far: Bible Study biblegateway.com – this site I use quite a lot because you can search a passage across many translations at ONCE, and view the differences (try Passage Lookup in the left nav) –
For those of you who are gamers and cat lovers, you already know what a LOLcat is. Now, the Bible is being translated into LOLcat. Very nice. Here’s Job 1:6-12 from the LOLCcat Bible: Teh ayngles wented to seez Ceiling Cat, and Saitin wented two.
In Part I, we examined the TSNT translation of NT passages that deal with homosexuality. We discussed why this supposedly "gay-friendly" translation doesn’t seem that friendly, and why it may be a translation based on a hermeneutic of common Greek usage, while not considering the
I just reported on the Study New Testament for Lesbians, Gays, Bi, and Transgender, but this bible doesn't seem to destigmatize homosexuality in its translation of the NT – except that it doesn't use the term "homosexual." And I must say, its interpretation of the
Books such as Daniel A. Helminiak‘s What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality have promoted a pro-gay interpretation of both the OT and NT passages that deal with homosexuality. In general, they take an approach that says (a) that only homosexual (temple) prostitution, and rape
A project called The Books of the Bible Project is about to release a new layout for the bible that encourages reading of the books as literature. Endorsed by a few heavy hitters like Gordon Fee, this Bible makes some interesting and thoughtful changes to
…and it hasn’t even come out yet. In October, B&H Publishing will be releasing The Apologetics Study Bible. Listen to this Post Voice-over by TTSEngine.com
Here’s a cool new version of the bible – the Manga Bible. Got to love it. You can view sample pages there too. NT done, entire bible to be released later this year. HT: Challies Listen to this Post Voice-over by TTSEngine.com