Church, It’s Not Okay to Act Like Old Testament Israel

The congregational meeting started off well enough. Prayer was said. A few announcements. However, as the evening wore on it was clear that there was unrest among the people. At a particular moment, as if choreographed beforehand, a well-known belligerent stood waving a petition of the names of others who were also displeased with theContinue reading “Church, It’s Not Okay to Act Like Old Testament Israel”

The Lord Has Done a Big Small Thing for CSBC

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” -Luke 1:46-47,49 This has been my song the past week. These words more than anything else put into words the exuberance and excitement in what the LordContinue reading “The Lord Has Done a Big Small Thing for CSBC”

Textual Criticism of 1 Samuel 6:19–When Translators Scratch Their Heads

There are times when translators are befuddled. 1 Samuel 6:19 is one of those times. Here is the verse in several translations: NASB–“He struck down some of the men of Beth-shemesh because they had looked into the ark of the Lord. He struck down of all the people, 50,070 men” ESV–And he struck some of theContinue reading “Textual Criticism of 1 Samuel 6:19–When Translators Scratch Their Heads”

Throwing Andy Stanley a Bone: ‘What Does Jesus Teach?’

😬 pic.twitter.com/Jo2O4b5MyV — The Chocolate Knox (@Chocolate_Knox) June 9, 2018 “What does the Bible say about that…this is a really bad question we have to quit asking…Let me tell you a better question: What does the New Covenant teach? Or let’s be more specific, What does the New Testament teach? Or even better, What doesContinue reading “Throwing Andy Stanley a Bone: ‘What Does Jesus Teach?’”