Egypt, the USA and Israel

It’s as good a time as any to ponder the implications of the Bible for the political tensions in the Middle East, and to ponder what the Bible says about the future of Israel and the Land, and to do so right now because the situation in Egypt is volatile enough to make many of [Read More...]

Does Prayer Change God’s Mind?

Any reasonable examination of “intercessory” prayer admits of two explanations: either we are seeking to bend God’s will to ours — or seeking to change the mind of God — or we are merely aligning ourselves with God’s will in the act of communing with God. John Goldingay, in his new book Key Questions about [Read More...]

Goldingay’s Proposal for Tithing

John Goldingay’s new book, Key Questions about Christian Faith: Old Testament Answers, collects his studies that address significant church issues. One of those pertains to giving of our monies. At the top of the list when it comes to giving money is the age-old, and for some little more than old-fashioned, question: Is tithing the [Read More...]

Is God ever Surprised? 2

John Goldingay, in his new book, Key Questions about Christian Faith: Old Testament Answers, has a chp on a question many “fresh” readers of the Bible ask: Does God have surprises? Or does God know everything so that nothing surprises him? Which brings us to part two in this series — God’s knowledge of the [Read More...]


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