Category Archives: Approaching Scripture

Baseball: Heaven’s Game

Little else can bring as much excitement to rabid baseball fans than a day at the ball park. The home team has a new pitcher set to take the mound, and the opposing team has an unbeaten record. The sun … Continue reading

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Scripture as Narration Misses the Mark

The story has now hit mainstream. Comparable to a successful movie or book franchise–perhaps like the James Bond of 007 fame–the idea that the Bible is primarily a book of narration, a grand story of epic proportion, has grown from … Continue reading

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Truth Be Told: Blinded By the Light. 4

It is like what happens on those long, late night trips, where the eyes grow weary of the monotonous yellow lines zipping by on the road, and then a car crests the hill just ahead and blinds you with their … Continue reading

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Truth Be Told: The Hinge Point of Revelation. 3

One of the ironies of human language is that the word truth cannot be truly defined or found in any dictionary. God won’t allow it. This is not simply because the One who is Truth cannot be fully fathomed, though … Continue reading

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Truth Be Told: That which Rightly Reflects. 2

What is truth? Although there may be as many answers to that query as there are people, that is not the case when it comes to Scripture. In the word of God, truth is not subjective. It is not the … Continue reading

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Truth Be Told: The Backdrop to Meaning. 1

One of the amazing gifts that most women possess is a grasp of the significance of presentation. The manner in which something or someone is displayed is perhaps 9/10ths of what others will identify as the real thing. As a … Continue reading

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At the Intersection of Intent and Desire

“How is it possible for God to not get what he wants?” It must be affirmed that a Sovereign God always gets what he wants. But many seem to miss the distinction inherent in such a question. Although expressions of … Continue reading

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Translation Trust: Believing what your Bible says (2 of 2)

Those who have delved into their storied past through identification of their historic family tree, have often unpacked shocking details, unexplained mysteries, and even notable names that likely graced the lips of highfalutin “gossipeers” in their day. Such notoriety exists … Continue reading

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Translation Trust: Believing what your Bible says (1 of 2)

Whether you prefer the NIV, KJV, or some other English translation of Scripture from the original languages, there is much disagreement regarding which version is the most reliable. Can you trust what your Bible version says? [This post has been … Continue reading

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Bible Thumping Motives

The most popular book in human history continues to spawn many different styles of approach. Classic groupings in how Christians attempt to apply biblical instruction to their lives are often labeled as Conservative or Liberal. Further distinctions are often made … Continue reading

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