The Bible Category

Which Bible Translation Should I Use?

The Bible was originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament). Since then, it has been translated into hundreds of languages. English is one language that is fortunate enough to have many different translations of the Bible. Translating from one language to another is a difficult task. Translators must take into account […]

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Why It’s Stupid to Pit Paul Against Jesus

The debates among scholars are endless. One of the more prominent debates over the last few decades has been over whether the apostle Paul understood the Christian faith the same way Jesus did. It is suggested by some that the content of Paul’s epistles show that he formed a different picture of what Jesus came […]

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How to Screw Up Your Theology

  Do you treat the Bible like a tunnel, or do you treat it like a cave? When a person stands at the mouth of a tunnel, it is entirely possible for them to receive messages from the other side. If a person stands at the other end, they can speak loudly and the words will […]

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Why’s My NIV So Different From My KJV?

The New International Version (NIV) replaced the King James Version (KJV) as the world’s most popular English Bible several decades ago, marking the first time in about 400 years that something other than the KJV dominated the English reading population. As with any significant change, there have been bumps along the way. For instance, many […]

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4 Kinds of Retaliation in the Bible

Image: Peter defends Jesus from being arrested. As a Christian, when you are wronged, how should you respond? We know that God is a God of justice, but he is also a God of mercy. When we read Scripture, we see instances of God’s people seeking hard after justice and retaliating for wrongdoing, and at other […]

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The Most Important Word in the Bible

Okay, so let me just admit up front that saying a particular word is the most important word in the Bible is probably an overstatement. If that’s what you are thinking, you win. I concede that point. At the same time, I think that if you give ear to what I am suggesting, you will see the […]

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A Simple Formula for Living the Christian Life

Every believer wants to be faithful to God, yet we all know this is no easy task. How can we break down the Christian life in a simple, understandable way? Granted, life is not usually simple. It is normally complex. But I think that as we consider how we can live out our faith day […]

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Don’t Be a “Red-Letter” Christian

I was reading a book recently that left me very disappointed. I did not realize it ahead of time, but the author is one whom could be identified as a so-called “Red Letter Christian”, which is a semi-organized group of Christians who believe that the whole Bible is true but intentionally place particular emphasis on […]

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Steps to Developing a Regular Quiet Time With God

I created this 5-step process for our high school students to help them establish a daily quiet time with God. Christians, for more than 2,000 years, have been committed to the practice of getting alone with God on a regular basis for their own spiritual nourishment. It is the building block for having a personal […]

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Living in Two Realms (Or, Becoming a 3D Christian)

    Remember the old 3D glasses? You know, the ones made of flimsy, white cardboard with a bright red lens on one side and a bright blue one on the other? It’s crazy to think that those cheap little things are what made a movie pop off the screen. Apparently, going from 2D to […]

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