Short Devotion : John 3:4

Short Devotion : John 3:4

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” John 3:4 Nicodemus is a religious leader and a Pharisee. He doesn’t just read the Scriptures, he studies them, discusses them...
Book Review : Inspiration and Incarnation

Book Review : Inspiration and Incarnation

Inspiration and Incarnation is one of Peter Enns’ older titles and I’ve discovered I prefer his older books to his more recently published ones. He seems to have more faith in the accuracy of the biblical stories in 2005 when the book was first published. In this...
Book Review : How the Bible actually works

Book Review : How the Bible actually works

How the Bible actually works is another challenging book by Peter Enns. While I find myself agreeing with many of Enns’ conclusions, I often struggle with his lack of confidence in the Bible’s historical content. Enns agrees with much of today’s secular scholarship...
Book Review : The Bible Tells Me So

Book Review : The Bible Tells Me So

I feel ambivalent about Peter Enns’ book, The Bible Tells Me So, which has made this book review difficult to write. There were some parts I disagreed with so strongly I nearly stopped reading, yet later parts were incredibly helpful and insightful. I initially...
Devotional Thought : Mark 8:25

Devotional Thought : Mark 8:25

Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. Mark 8:25Some translations say Jesus touched his eyes a “second time.”A letter has been described as “a visit from a friend who was...
Book Review : The Sin of Certainty

Book Review : The Sin of Certainty

I found, The Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns a very beneficial book. I like Enns’ understanding of the role of the Bible in the Christian life and why it’s difficult to go to the Bible for definitive answers on questions of ethics (slavery for example). The Bible isn’t...
Book Review : Getting Involved with God

Book Review : Getting Involved with God

I read, Getting Involved with God by Ellen Davis, immediately after reading, Irresistible by Andy Stanley who feels we should concentrate far more on the New Testament than on the Old Testament, since we are new covenant believers. Therefore it was interesting to then...
Book Review : Irresistible

Book Review : Irresistible

I found, Irresistible : Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World by Andy Stanley, insightful, thought-provoking and encouraging. Early in the book, I found some of his comments exaggerated, but by the end of the book, I understood why he wrote as he did....