The Bible is full of a bunch of humans

I often think that the Bible is full of ideas on living a more perfect life – and how I am not measuring up to the way I should be. There are lots of life instructions in many parts of the Bible. I’m glad, as they correct me when my ways are getting skewed away […]

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How to think about what is right.

( First published April 11, 2016) In one of his letters, Paul tells the readers to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. It’s a nice list. But many of us struggle with application. I want to suggest that when Paul talks about focusing on what is right, […]

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The Galatians.

“The destination of Galatians is one of the best known and most intractable problems in NT introduction. ,,, Why is there so much disagreement over this issue? Very simply, it is because the location of the Christians that Paul addresses in the letter is unclear, and no other NT text settles the matter.” Douglas Moo, […]

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Strategic use of personal titles.

When I make a presentation, I think about how I describe myself. I have several titles to choose from (Mr, Rev, Dr, Chaplain, Professor, Pastor, Doofus). The one I pick can set the tone for the rest of the conversation. For example, when I am calling the family member of a person who has just […]

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