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July 21, 2016
What Mary Magdalene looked like?
Brazilian scientists have been using digital technology on the skulls of saints, so as...
June 21, 2016
Living among the tombs
Our pastor (and son-in-law) Ned Moerbe had an outstanding sermon last Sunday on the demoniac...
June 20, 2016
The first day of summer and God’s promises
In our Bible class on Sunday, in which we studied the flood in Genesis, we...
June 09, 2016
What does it mean to be “blessed”?
"This is a real blessing." "I have been so blessed." "Count your blessings." "God bless...
June 02, 2016
Trump’s favorite Bible verse
As you may have heard, Donald Trump told an interviewer that his favorite Bible verse...
May 10, 2016
Problems praying? Pray the Psalms
Continuing our reflections on the Psalms, Pastor Peters at Pastoral Meanderings has a great post...
May 04, 2016
Reading the Psalms
The site with the video conversation on the Psalms by Bono and Eugene Peterson includes...
May 03, 2016
Bono and Eugene Peterson on the Psalms
As you may have picked up, I have been reading the Psalms lately, to my...
April 28, 2016
What the Bible says to writers
My daughter Mary Moerbe picks up on my mini-series on what she calls "passages tucked...
April 26, 2016
What the Bible says to scientists
I've been reading the Psalms and I keep coming across texts that I've usually skimmed...
April 25, 2016
“I will make melody with all my being”
Still more from the Bible on the arts from passages I've always skimmed over! In...
April 21, 2016
“To you, O Lord, I will make music”
More aesthetics in the Bible, from passages that I had never noticed before: Psalm 101,...
April 18, 2016
Applying what the Bible says about slavery
Jordan Cooper has an excellent discussion of what the Bible says about slavery. You need...
April 14, 2016
Proof of literacy in Bible days
Liberal scholars arguing for a late date for the texts of the Old Testament say...
April 11, 2016
“Pleasant to the sight”
In our Bible class, we were studying stewardship. I know, not the most exciting of...
April 04, 2016
The 49 days of Easter
The somber season of Lent seems to last forever (40 days, not counting the six...
December 23, 2015
Another explanation for the Bethlehem star
Bible scholar Colin R. Nicholl argues that the Star of Bethlehem was really a comet,...
December 15, 2015
What were the top news stories of 2015?
Patheos is compiling the news stories of 2015 that were most important to "each faith...
December 14, 2015
3rd century fragment of John’s gospel offered on eBay
A priceless fragment of the Greek New Testament, a text from St. John's gospel, was...
December 11, 2015
The seal of Hezekiah discovered
Archaeologists have discovered the seal of King Hezekiah near the Temple Mount. It is a...
December 09, 2015
The world’s favorite Bible verses
The Bible app You Version has some 200 million users from all over the world....
November 02, 2015
The Communion of the Saints
The body consists of innumerable cells. Each of these has its own distinct life--its own...
October 22, 2015
The “all’s” of the Great Commission
More from Knut Tveitereid in Oslo: I love it when Bible expositors mine riches out...
October 09, 2015
The numinous in religious experience
A couple of years ago, I blogged about the Numinous, that sense of uncanny awe...
October 01, 2015
The New Testament on the Slave Trade
Have you ever come across something in a passage of Scripture that you've read countless...
September 29, 2015
There are still Samaritans
Did you know that there are still Samaritans, that despised off-shoot of Judaism that Jesus...
September 16, 2015
Donald Trump announces his favorite Bible verse
Donald Trump has said that his favorite book is the Bible, with his own Art...
September 11, 2015
Covetousness and idolatry
In our Bible class last Sunday, in which we are studying the hymns of Martin...
August 17, 2015
Walking away & walking it back
Another good sermon yesterday from Pastor Douthwaite on the third week the Gospel lesson has...
August 13, 2015
The Bread of Life
Pastor Douthwaite's sermon last Sunday was based on the reading from John 6, in which...
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