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Talbot Davis makes a helpful point about the process of divine inspiration with respect to the letters of Paul: Muslims contend that the Koran is straight dictation — all Allah, with no Mohammed filter at all. The Christian conception of the Bible is quite different. We believe the God-breathed message of the Word gets delivered most compellingly
Reading the Bible with Community Bible Study (CBS) has led me to believe that the Bible is truly God’s Word. I was raised in an observant Jewish home. My faith has grown year after year as I study the Bible. There is no question in my mind that the Bible, Old Testament and New Testament, is
We’ve written much over the last few months about the importance of context. And Michael Heiser has an important article at the Logos Talk blog entitled “What is the Proper Context for Interpreting the Bible?” Historical, cultural, and literary context all matter. And the context of orthodox Christian interpretation over the last 2,000 years matters.
I am so thankful to God! I met CBS in Athens, Georgia USA where I love serving the class for a few years as a children’s teacher for the 3-year-olds. My son began CBS since he was 2 years old and enjoyed a few years in the children’s program and now, at age 11, enjoys
The Logos Talk blog has a great, brief article with “3 Rules for Using Commentaries.” These rules are similar to the “4 Mistakes When Using Commentaries,” which I posted in 2012. But the Logos post goes into more helpful detail. The 3 rules are: Bring opinions to the commentary. Bring questions to the commentary. Bring
Community Bible Study U.K. had its 40th Anniversary Celebrations during their annual conference on March 8-10. Dr. Bill Campbell, son of the founder of CBS, Lee Campbell, was the main speaker. National Director Simon Baker together with the conference team did a fabulous job. We celebrated God’s faithfulness during the past, took a look at
In this brief video, Jen Wilkin answers the question: Isn’t Jesus enough? Can’t I love him without reading the Bible? Wilkin shows how the question sets up a false dichotomy and proposes an impossibility. By Peter Krol Read the Bible? Can’t Jesus Be Enough? from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.
It’s not popular these days. So many people are counting carbs and dodging gluten. But it’s true: I love bread. Bread is one of God’s great gifts—a gift so great that even someone with my paltry cooking skills can throw together a passable loaf. While there are thousands of variations, the core bread recipe
A mission at our new church bowled us over. We experienced the explosive dynamic of the Holy Spirit! We recommitted our lives to Jesus Christ! David and I had just relocated, with our teenage family, to be nearer his new job in Hinckley in Leicestershire. I had left my teaching job and was at a
God broke into my life in 1981, when a sermon spoke directly into my heart – “declutter your commitments and make way for God to do something new in your life”. I started to declutter and a couple of months later a friend gave me a Campus Crusade magazine saying, “Here, I think you need