Reading The Bible vs Reading Into The Bible

I have a confession to make. One of my pet peeves is out of context scripture. It literally makes my eye twitch. Particularly when it's a fragment of a verse being used way out of context. It happens in news and opinion pieces, too, quotes blown out of proportion. Sometimes it's innocent, they don't know … Continue reading Reading The Bible vs Reading Into The Bible

Paul vs James; Saved By Grace or Works?

Are we saved by grace or works? Do Paul and James contradict each other? These questions pop up occasionally, like in class the other day. In case you've wondered as well, I'll take you through the issue. How Are You Saved? For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not … Continue reading Paul vs James; Saved By Grace or Works?

Does God Really Want You To Be Ignorant?

God wants you to remain ignorant! Why else would he tell Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge? Have you heard that before? Tell me, can you spot where it's wrong? It'll be a good test of your Christian case-making muscles. It wasn't the tree of knowledge. The tree is the … Continue reading Does God Really Want You To Be Ignorant?

Going Deeper Into The Bible and It’s Cultural Relevance

What does your Bible study look like? Do you crack open a book of devotions in the morning? Curiously explore a particular topic or book? Maybe you just let it fall open and put your finger on a random spot, calling it a day. As for me, I like to dig deep and feast. The … Continue reading Going Deeper Into The Bible and It’s Cultural Relevance