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
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.
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
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
JANUARY 16, 2019 PETER KROL Jen Wilkin offers outstanding advice for Bible study, including how to teach your teens to do it. They don’t need more topical guides geared to their age group. She writes: “Your teen will be exposed to devotional content and topical studies at every turn, and they likely don’t need a resource that
If you have trusted in Christ and now follow him, you’ve likely heard that you’re saved by grace through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God (Eph 2:8). But do you know what these things mean? And how did the Apostle Paul expect you to perceive and apply
Trevin Wax makes an important point, in his article “Routine Bible Reading Can Change Your Life.” Speaking of the perennial guilt many people feel when they consider trying once again to pursue a plan of regular Bible reading: “Why do so many Christians start with a strong commitment and yet lose their way when reading the Bible?