Genesis 40-43: The tide turns for Joseph.

March 16, 2015. Daily Reading: Genesis 40-43. Background: Genesis 36-39. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 40 Joseph’s interpretation of dreams:¬†As Joseph is in the prison that he was sent to because Potiphar’s wife falsely accused him of trying to lay with her, we learned from the last chapter that the Lord was with Joseph and the…

7 Thoughts on translations and different versions of the Bible.

December 26, 2014. There is often a lot of discussion in churches about which version of the bible is best to use and which stays closest to the original language. Sometimes you can even see a correlation of the stance a church takes (on a conservative scale) by the version of the bible they most…

Inconsistency: Have we created our own religion?

December 15, 2014. On October 31, 1517, it is said that Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a Catholic church that challenged the authority and understanding of the clergy and then went on to create a rift so bad that to this day Protestants and Catholics are at odds with one another….

Should we bind examples as commands?

December 14, 2014. There is a hermeneutic that is used in our fellowship to try to lay out a systematic approach to biblical interpretation. This hermeneutic is given the name Command, Example or Necessary Inference (CENI). The logic behind this hermeneutic is that we can figure out all of God’s laws for Christians in the…

Dialog with an atheist.

October 18, 2014. The scene is set in a research lab late one night as two collaborating doctoral candidates are busily working to get the data they need to publish this last paper, hopefully giving one candidate solidifying evidence to defend his dissertation and setting the other well on her way to follow down the…

Timothy’s charge.

May 27, 2014. “As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our…