Scriptures

Surviving the Bible: A Conversation with Christian Piatt

The Youth Minister gave a new meaning to, “throw the book at him.” Originally the phrase meant to charge someone with as many crimes as are possible. Consider it throwing all the law at someone. Maybe, that is in fact what happened. Rather than take his questions seriously, the … Continue reading

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Maybe the Best Question from a 5th Grader

Pastor for more than 25 years and there is no end to the questions one might receive from a young person. Over the years you become accustomed to questions about Heaven, Hell, pets, and other existential queries any normal elementary age child might ask.… Continue reading

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Which King James Bible?, asks Michael Bird

Which Bible translation do you use? One of our men was told the only Bible is the KJV because it was not copyrighted. Can’t make that one up. Here is a piece that puts the “KJV Only” folks in the same dilemma. Which translation?… Continue reading

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Over Scripture or Under Scripture – Lyle Says Under

For those of us who follow Jesus, we look to the Scriptures. We Baptist Christians often refer to ourselves as “people of the Book.” That might be true if our lives looked more like Jesus. But, since we often race to the Scripture in order to be “over” someone … Continue reading

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Dad, Transmission, and Translatability, Part 1

What does electric power transmission have to do with faith, the Gospel, and pastoring? I am sure the other 60 people in the room wondered after Dad announced I had come to be his guest at the recent Frontiers of Power Conference, the 43rd version. Truth be told I … Continue reading

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