The Greatest Mystery

Life is filled with mystery.  Paul Coelho remind us, “We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.”  A mystery is something that is difficult or impossible to explain or understand. The origin of the world and the beginning of life is mysterious.  Some want to explain it…

The Blue Parakeet

The book, The Blue Parakeet by Scott McKnight has provided grounding to the many fluttering ideas and conclusions in my mind on this topic. A thoroughly enjoyable, readable, and thought-provoking book on the topic of how to read and apply the Bible (hermeneutics). My personal take away: • Read the Bible as a story to…

Encounter Life

In John 5:39-40 Jesus said these words to the Jewish leaders. “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” The Pharisees and other Jewish leaders prided themselves on how well they knew the Scriptures. …

NIV Update 2011

There has been a lot of discussion about the 2011 NIV update. For many, the update is disappointing for the fact that it changes the text with which they are so familiar. It is disappointing for me that the translation that I have grown up with and used as my primary Bible is officially out of…