Tag Archives: biblical scholarship

The Bad, The Dad, and The Ugly

By | 29 Apr 2022

I want to share some thoughts with you on what we traditionally refer to as the “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” Actually, a far more accurate moniker would be the “Parable of the Two Sons.” You’ll see why I say this in a bit, so stay tuned! We find this story in Chapter 15 in Luke’s account of… Read More »

Humility Revisited

By | 23 Jan 2022

It seems the Lord is not done with me on this topic, so this is another view of “the elephant” from a slightly different perspective. As I was continuing my reading in 2 Chronicles today, I came across a passage well-known in Word of Faith (WoF) circles, one I have lost count of the times I’ve heard taught on:… Read More »

Humility

By | 17 Jan 2022

Even casual Bible-readers can quickly detect God’s high regard for the humble. Tragically, many proclaiming themselves “Christian” these days appear to have either glossed over or mentally redacted those passages entirely. Before we get started, the great danger inherent to writing about humility is my being perceived as proclaiming the equivalent of “Humility & How I Achieved It”… Read More »

Reflections on Being a Theologue

By | 8 Sep 2021

After reading some of my articles here, the retired founding pastor of the church we once attended labelled me a “theologue.” As we discussed what he meant by the term, he made the following points: Theologues are “watchmen on a wall” called to warn those whom he protects or encounters of the impending dangers of false doctrines and… Read More »

Critical Thinking #5:
My Analysis of That Conversation

By | 7 Jun 2021

After releasing my previous article, I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to write an analysis of Jake’s assertions using the principles I listed and discussed in in the first three parts of this series on Critical Thinking. In obedience, we will now analyze that encounter so you can take that knowledge into any future discussions with Christianity’s… Read More »

Critical Thinking #4:
My Conversation With an Atheist

By | 2 Jun 2021

One could easily assume after almost 50 years of my being a Christ-follower — and having earned advanced degrees in theology to boot! — I would have had more than a few opportunities to interact with dyed-in-the-wool atheists. The truth of the matter is I have had only one such encounter I can remember; it occurred back in… Read More »