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On doctrine and interpretation ––– understanding and harmonizing Scripture to form a coherent picture of the world and God. On the nature of God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, creation, sin, prophecy, angels, salvation and more.

The Origins War, Part 2

Combatting the two extremes: When “literal” and “liberal” theologies compromise the gospel.

The Origins War, Part 2

Combatting the two extremes: When “literal” and “liberal” theologies compromise the gospel.

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Back to the pending question: Does evolution complement, compromise, or contradict what Scripture testifies about creation? Unfortunately, the blanket condemnation of evolution has made this discussion a hot, dense mess. To reject evolution is precarious–––which thesis? No one is rejecting them all, and everyone is
Fire In My Bones

Examining Jeremiah 20:9 and the truth about preaching God's Word.

Fire In My Bones

Examining Jeremiah 20:9 and the truth about preaching God's Word.

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Jeremiah, perhaps more than all the Old Testament prophets, suffered great ridicule, persecution, mockery, and abuse. This was directly tied to his seemingly anti-patriotic prophecies regarding Judah’s soon to come destruction and total deportation at the hands of the Babylonians. This message was not only
The Origins War, Part 1

On the Creation Evolution conflict in the Church and understanding Scripture in a Scientific Age.

The Origins War, Part 1

On the Creation Evolution conflict in the Church and understanding Scripture in a Scientific Age.

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There are many points of contention, to put it gently, between Creationists and Evolutionists: How science should interpret or illuminate Scripture; Big Bang cosmology and the beginning of the material universe; age of the earth or length of days in creation; gradual formation of intended
Wisdom’s Wine

What is the meaning of the “mixed” or “mingled” wine in Proverbs 9?

Wisdom’s Wine

What is the meaning of the “mixed” or “mingled” wine in Proverbs 9?

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In Proverbs 9, we find Lady Wisdom preparing a banquet for those who are “simple” and “have no sense.” (v.4 NIV) In her preparations she has slaughtered her meat, mixed her wine, and furnished her table. (v.2) Certainly, this proverb pictures a very special occasion.
Desert Demon

What is the meaning of the Hebrew word "Azazel", traditionally translated as ‘scapegoat’?

Desert Demon

What is the meaning of the Hebrew word "Azazel", traditionally translated as ‘scapegoat’?

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One of the most important and critical elements in Christian theology is atonement. Atonement refers to the covering over or removal of sin for the purpose of reconciling sinful human beings with a holy and righteous God (a God Who cannot tolerate sin) and interestingly,
On Crucifixion

What is the cultural and Christian significance of death by crucifixion?

On Crucifixion

What is the cultural and Christian significance of death by crucifixion?

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It is difficult for the modern reader of the Bible to fully understand many of the New Testament references to crucifixion. Today, crucifixion isn’t primarily associated with the ancient practice, but rather as synonymous with Jesus Christ. The cross has become an enduring symbol of