Tag Archives: Scripture

How do Christians respond to Gay Pride?

When I was in Junior High, one of my friends’ mother was our Sunday School teacher at the United Methodist Church I attended.  Mrs. Tuthill was her name.  Her claim to fame in our little town was her ability to overwhelm sweepstakes contests with entries and win just about everything.  She even won a car.  Besides her ability to bend… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 3

My intention in Exegeting John 3 part 2 was to  get through verse eight, but I fell a few verses short.  I ended in verse 5 John 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God Let’s do a short recap:… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 2

Exegesis is not easy work. The men that weekly spend their time trying to honestly bring you the meaning of the Word of God have taken on a hard task.  We are overrun with ‘pastors’ that only know the scripture from the topical point of view.  Some, if not most of them, decry expository preaching as ‘lazy’ and the ‘easy… (more…)

The Christian Perspective on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Most if not all of us have heard about the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.  The question is how should the Christian respond to this event?At some level I think that all of us who are Americans feel some sort of relief, some sort of satisfaction that, as President Obama said, ” Justice has been done.” Here’s… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 1

The first post I did, Exegeting Scripture without Learning Greek, covered an introductory look at exegesis of scripture without extensive knowledge of original biblical languages.  In this simple version of the Historical Grammatical method there are 5 questions that are asked.  I will list them here again: Who is speaking or writing? Who are they speaking or writing to? What… (more…)

Exegeting Scripture without Learning Greek

One of my many deficiencies that plague me is the lack of knowledge in Koine Greek.  I took 2 semesters of biblical Greek when I was going to seminary, in fact, I took those 2 semesters at the same time.  I never pursued learning the language after that fiasco, and at the time I was so “King James Only” I… (more…)

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