[First posted June 13, 2014] What is the best way to read the Bible? Just open it up and start reading. It’s that simple. I quit attending church when I left home. I had heard all the old familiar Bible stories that are taught in Sunday School. I had also absorbed a lot of contradictory teachings … Continue reading Just open it and read
Faith vs Entertainment
There once was a day when people were able to listen to, or read, lengthy discourses on problems of the day. They understood what was being said or written and knew the difference between statements that were logical and coherent and those that were self-contradictory. Most people in North America have lost that capability. Today … Continue reading Faith vs Entertainment
Fast food Christianity
We are told, and it is obvious if we are paying attention, that there is a great decline in Bible knowledge among evangelical Christians who claim their faith is built upon the Word of God. What is the cause? Jack Miner told of an elderly Scot who said, “In my day children were raised on … Continue reading Fast food Christianity
The fisherman’s net
By the time I started reading the Bible for myself I had abandoned all belief in the Christianity that I had been taught at home and in the church of my youth. I had read books on philosophy and on esoteric religions. It was interesting to consider all the permutations and combinations of their explanations … Continue reading The fisherman’s net
Does the Bible say what you think it says?
This is a double-edged question, applying to believers and unbelievers alike. People today have all kinds of funny ideas about what the Bible says, ideas that they did not get from the Bible. For instance, I once read a letter to the editor in a daily newspaper by a lady who claimed that the Bible … Continue reading Does the Bible say what you think it says?