What Do Those Bible Names Mean?
People's names in the Bible often relate rather closely to their life, role, or responsibility. Here's a sampling to show you what we mean.
Why Christians Need History
Christianity is an explanation of historical data, which is, in fact, one of the things that sets it apart from nearly every other religion.
10 Considerations for Understanding Biblical Faith
To understand faith I always have to put it in terms of a relationship. When we speak of a Biblical faith, we are speaking in terms of having faith… trusting… based upon our relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ.
If You Want To Get To Me You’ll Have To Go Through…
When Jesus saved me, I was amazed, grateful and relieved that he would forgive my sins. But I could never have fathomed the depths of the relationship he had brought me into.
Christ, Our Passover
Messianic Jews and most evangelical Christians really do believe we’re interpreting the story of Passover exactly as God meant it to be interpreted – as a sign of a fuller, more redemptive sacrifice yet to come.
Inductive Study: The Basics
Inductive Bible study consists of three component parts ... observation, interpretation, and application.
Bible Study: Give It All You've Got
Would you give the world to know the Bible?
The Best Time to Plant a Tree
Maybe this is the year you want to plow some new ground spiritually.
Four Reasons to Face the New Year without Fear
We can live this coming year without fear if we apply four incredibly wonderful truths to our lives and root them deep into our hearts.
Frankincense & Myrrh: Not Such Strange Baby Gifts After All
Nearly any child can tell you the gifts the Wise Men brought the Christ Child. Gold we understand. But frankincense and myrrh may leave us scratching our heads a bit in puzzlement.
Browsing the Bible's Self-Help Aisle
Is Proverbs a book of wise advice that anyone can and should follow? I've come to see that a proper reading of Proverbs will change how we see the book in at least three ways.
Theophany, Redemption, and Trembling
A believer’s reflection upon the acts of his own redemption should bring him to a place of conscious trembling before God.
The Forgotten Chapter of the Christmas Story & the Women in Jesus' Family Tree
We tend to overlook genealogic sections of Scripture, but sometimes they contain hidden treasure.
Advent: Reaffirming Faith in an Often Cynical World
In this Song of Zechariah, which is really a Holy Spirit-inspired praise and prophecy, there is enough Gospel to turn the lights on in our lives.
Cultural vs. Universal: Basic Biblical Interpretation for a Skeptical Culture, Part 2
There are two principal concerns brought against Scripture in the secular marketplace of ideas. Forget whether it’s true or not, that’s not the biggest issue in their minds.
An Eye for an Eye: Basic Biblical Interpretation for a Skeptical Culture, Part 1
One of the most common cultural objections to the Bible, and specifically to ethical stands based on the Bible’s teachings, is the Old Testament.
Impossible Goals are Possible with Bible Study
Memorizing Scripture helped Chaplain Barry Black accomplish amazing things in his life and career.
Why God Gave Us the Psalms
One of most important things we can learn in walking with God is how to use Scripture as he intended. Consider why God gave us the Psalms...
Bible Backdrops: The Gospel of Luke
Where did the idea originate that a Greek physician authored the third gospel? And in what ways can that claim be challenged or validated?
Fathoming Biblical Womanhood May Require More Than a Year...
Rachel Held Evans' controversial new book,
A Year of Biblical Womanhood, is valuable, humorous, and confusing.