You’ve Got to Stand for Something

Acorns and nuts A preacher would often quote a portion of 1 Corinthians 16:13 at his convenience. “Quit ye like men”, he would say, especially when he was coercing, threatening, or otherwise manipulating someone in the audience. His bloviating wasn’t usually successful considering its less than manly mouthpiece. But, as …

Teach Your Children What Scripture Is

The chief biblical apologetic Teaching your children how to read Scripture is one of the most important responsibilities when raising Godly children. But, intrinsic to understanding how to read Scripture is knowing how to trust it. To do that, it’s important to teach kids why they ought to trust it. …

The Bible is Not a Hammer

I was raised in a very religious family. We valued our faith but in a way that was often legalistic. Don’t get me wrong. I am convinced that each of my relatives were/are true believers. But, I’ve witnessed too many family feuds in which the Bible was used as a …

The Bible is Not a Magic Book

If you’re like me, you were raised with a great deal of respect for the Bible. In fact, many times this respect was misappropriated. I knew that the Bible was God’s Word and that it was powerful and alive. It was efficacious, to use a theological term. It didn’t return …