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July 25, 2021
Divine Determinism and Human Freedom: The Romans 9 Debate
A long-standing debate regarding Roman 9 continues among informed laity, church denominations, theologians, and scholars...
July 11, 2021
Marginalized Christians in a Hostile Society: Craig Keener on 1 Peter
I had the privilege of recently interviewing biblical scholar and friend, Craig Keener,* on his...
June 25, 2021
Paul and the New Covenant: An Interview with Scott Hafemann
I am privileged to conduct an interview with Dr. Scott Hafemann. We met fairly recently...
June 13, 2021
Top 12 Commentaries on Romans
As I currently do research on Paul’s epistle to the Romans, I would like to...
May 23, 2021
Is an Attack on Israel Imminent according Prophecy? Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38-39
The very recent missile exchange between Hamas and Israel has prompted renewed interest in biblical...
May 04, 2021
Is Jesus Praying for Us in Heaven? No, but Something Better is Going On
We probably have all heard before that Jesus is currently in heaven praying to God...
April 11, 2021
Three Ways to Become a Better Bible Interpreter
Many of us have heard before how we are to read the Bible—read it plainly...
March 28, 2021
Is it Wrong to Say, “Amen”?
Recently I searched on google for the word “Amen,” and what I found was quite...
March 21, 2021
God’s First Covenant with Humans: Not Adam but Noah
The first explicit mention of a covenant in the Bible is the one God establishes...
February 28, 2021
Do Guardian Angels Exist?
There are many stories of supernatural protection from angels. One inner‑city counselor claimed a seven‑foot...
February 06, 2021
Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand—or could we at least find some meaning behind his Day?
What do we do with three different Saint Valentines, each of them martyrs associated with...
January 25, 2021
Christian Marriage: Mutual and Celebrative Self-Donation
In New Testament scriptures, a healthy view of the marital bedroom begins by taking the...
January 14, 2021
Sex, Love, and Walking in the Spirit
The Apostle Paul gives two significant remedies to help prevent sexual vice -- that is,...
December 25, 2020
Glorify God with your Bodies: A Sexual Ethic for Christians
Although my previous studies on sexual ethics help clarify sexual boundaries for single Christians (see...
November 21, 2020
Perspectives on Paul: Five Views, including Catholic, Protestant, New, and Post-New Perspectives (Paul within Judaism and the Gift Perspective)
There are quite a number of books on the Apostle Paul, but few reach the...
October 25, 2020
Fornication in 1 Thessalonians 4:1–8: Single Christians and Erotic Boundaries, Part 2
In my previous post on Single Christians and Erotic Boundaries, pt. 1 we covered an overview...
October 11, 2020
Single Christians and Erotic Boundaries
The previous generation’s sexual revolution left its demise not only in secular western society but...
October 10, 2020
Covenants in the Bible: The Concept of Covenant
This study begins a series on the important subject of covenant in Scripture. God’s covenants...
August 23, 2020
A Pandemic with Christians from Roman Antiquity: How Did They React, and how were They Supposed to React? The Cyprian Plague
In A Tale of Two Plagues, we covered two ancient plagues— the plague in Athens...
August 14, 2020
What are the Top 10 Bible Passages that Encourage Us Not to Fear?
Where do we run to in times of trouble? Believers can find comfort in the...
August 10, 2020
The Latest on Galatians: An Interview with Craig Keener on His Recent Book, Galatians: A Commentary
Our first interview focused on Jesus, and in this second interview with fellow New Testament scholar,...
July 26, 2020
Jesus and Ancient Biography: An Interview with Craig S. Keener on His Recent Book, Christobiography
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing biblical scholar, Dr. Craig S. Keener, Professor of...
July 25, 2020
7 Things to Pray about regarding COVID-19
We who consider ourselves to be in Christ must recognize that the true enemy in...
July 15, 2020
A Tale of Two Plagues, One with Christians and One Without: 10 Descriptions of Each
As COVID-19 spikes again, and our country’s divisions deepen over what to do about the...
June 26, 2020
Memories of my Doktorvater, James D. G. Dunn (1939-2020)
It comes with great sadness that biblical scholarship has lost a great man this week,...
May 31, 2020
When is it Time to Push Back on Unconditional Love? A Lesson from the Riots in Minnesota
As rioting, looting, burning, and mayhem are currently taking place in Minnesota and the streets...
April 17, 2020
Was Satan Once a Beautiful Angel named Lucifer?
Was Satan Once a Beautiful Angel Named Lucifer? The most popular belief about Satan's fall...
April 07, 2020
What Does Toilet Paper Have to Do with the Bible? 7 Reasons for the Missing Rolls and what this Means
I never imagined writing about a theology on toilet paper, but then came COVID-19! The...
April 01, 2020
Is the Coronavirus a Sign of the End Times?
So here we are facing a global pandemic with the Coronavirus infecting virtually 1 million...
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