Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 3

Instead of being passive consumers of Biblical commentary, we can participate in the forming of a very particular, but no less authentic, commentary of our own. The only thing that should happen between text and commentary is exegesis, not homiletics. In other words, we should not become reliant on them. Continued dependence on commentaries will handicap or hinder the development of exegetical skills needed to do independent pre-commentary study. This is why it is probably safest to consult more than one commentary and to consult it at the end of the exegetical process and not the beginning.

Biblical studies is never truly complete until we have attempted to reflect in a careful and systematic way upon what we have learned, and in reflecting, make creative and responsible applications to the situation of the church universal today.

Proper hermeneutics then, play a vital role in the evolution of good homiletics. It not only provides the rule whereby an understanding of the text's original context can be obtained, but it permits the context to be trans-culturally applied to modern times.

Sanders' sermons are good examples of sermons prepared in context and reflect skillful exegesis. He utilized the information he learned in study in very thought-provoking, challenging, and creative way. I believe he was successful in bringing the original context to contemporary times and make the truth pertinent to it. I was most impressed and affected by the sermon, "In the Same Night?" (the sermon can be read in it's entirety here: http://www.religion-online.org/showchapter.asp?title=800&C=1048)

The Old Testament narratives are not stories about ancient people who lived in ancient times. Neither are they allegories inundated with hidden meanings. Rather, narratives are stories which teach indirectly and have the intent of making only one major point though many may be derived from them.

Considered to be "genre within genre," the parables history of interpretation goes back to Jesus, the master Teacher, who extensive use of them betrays the fact that they were one of His favorite teaching tools. Parables come in many forms including true stories, similitude, metaphors (and similes) and epigrams. They function in a manner similar to a joke in that they seek to elicit a response.

The goal of parabolic interpretation is to "catch what the original hearers caught" To accomplish this, we must interpret to determine exactly what the original hearers received and how they responded to it. Having done this, we must decide how to go about reformulating the material in such a way that our present audience can be the recipients of what the original audience obtained.

The exegetical interpretative process begins by locating the reference points and proceeds to identify the audience. Since parables are used to clarify and emphasize a central truth that was being discussed in a particular historical situation, a thorough examination of the parable in its immediate context is also necessary for understanding its meaning.

In general, before interpretation of prophecy, epistles, apocalyptic literature and other unique literary forms can begin; several theoretical, theological and practical issues must be confronted. The basic question we must ask ourselves is whether the literature under consideration can be interpreted using the same hermeneutical principles that apply to other genres, or whether some special hermeneutical method is required.

Bottom Line
One cannot hope to understand and properly interpret Scripture without the benefit of good hermeneutical and exegetical skills. Hermeneutics is necessary because it closes many of the historical, linguistic, cultural, philosophical and theological gaps that otherwise hinder accuracy in Biblical understanding.

Exegesis is a discipline which teaches us to defer judgment until sufficient data have been collected. It teaches us to treat text with great care and respect.

Thus, our approach to Scripture is with an ear attuned and a mind open to what the text has to say before leaping in with a response. We recognize the need for approaching Scripture contextually; to probe for, collect, sort, discern, and weigh evidence. Perhaps most important of all, we measure what we have learned from our own faith tradition against the realities of our Biblical learning experience; to subject ourselves to the objective authority of the text before we attempt the mastery of it either as sermon, manuscript, teaching or discussion material.

Rev. Saundra L. Washington, D.D., is an ordained clergywoman, social worker, and Founder of AMEN Ministries. http://www.clergyservices4u.org. She is also the author of two coffee table books: Room Beneath the Snow: Poems that Preach and Negative Disturbances: Homilies that Teach. Her new book, Out of Deep Waters: My Grief Management Workbook, will be available soon.

In The News:

Lack of rules on the place of religion in schools exposes them to litigation  Daily NationThe Ministry of Education's failure to formulate regulations to guide schools on the place of religion has left schools exposed to litigation by parents seeking to ...
Letter: Some aspects of religion no longer apply  HollandSentinel.comMr. Ren Broekhuizen ("My Take: We can know the truth," Jan. 20), I appreciate your kind words about me. Your input, as well as mine, are important for the the ...
Secret of Shivakumara Swami’s Long Life: No Religion, No Caste, No Politics, Only Humanity  News18Shivakumara Swami Earned the sobriquet of 'Nadedaduva Devaru' or 'Walking God' for his pioneering social, educational and philanthropic activities spread ...
Religion and economy will take center stage as Indonesia's president seeks re-election, experts say  CNBCAs Indonesians head to the polls in April, religion and the economy will likely take center stage as President Joko Widodo seeks re-election, experts told CNBC.
Learning to live after a loss of faith: why some may back away from religion  CBC.caDavid Richards came from a deeply religious background. He taught Sunday school and served on his church's board of directors, and had been a peer ...
Support Cubans who demand that freedom of religion be part of island’s new constitution  Miami HeraldPastor Rafael Solano Silvera and his parishioners live in fear that the Cuban government will demolish their Familia Cristiana Baptist Church. Sadly, they're not ...
Religion, schools and rights of parents  Irish TimesAddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to WhatsApp.
The Coming Test Acts Will Challenge Religious Freedom  National ReviewThink of a country where leading politicians question whether members of a long-established religious minority are fit for public office. Or where the head of state ...
'Thaipusam shows Malaysians enjoy freedom of religion' - Nation  The Star OnlineKUALA LUMPUR: The peaceful Thaipusam celebration this year affirms the fact that Malaysians are able to enjoy freedom of religion, says National Unity and ...
Dementia and religion: Do's and don'ts  Salt Lake TribuneWhen a congregant has dementia, what can a house of worship do? Though each person is different and advice varies depending on an individual's condition, ...
Religious diversity is a hallmark of the American experience  Idaho StatesmanWeekly Faith column, this week written by Said Ahmed-Zaid.
Why clerical rage over the “Macedonian question” has modern roots  The EconomistTHE SPECTACLE of tear gas clouds swirling through Athens on January 20th was as bewildering to many outsiders as the passions behind the huge (and ...
A confluence of religion and politics at the Kumbh  The HinduU.P. may hold Cabinet meet at Prayagraj instead of Lucknow.
Could state-guided faith be a trend of the future?  The EconomistIN THE LATE 20th century, it seemed possible to imagine alternative futures for the world's great religions. Either they would be persecuted by secular or atheist ...
Kashmiri: Let Not Religion Divide What Language Unites  The WireA tragic consequence of the coerced Kashmiri Pandit exodus of 1990 has been the conscious communalisation of a common language.
How the State Is Co-Opting Religion in China  Foreign AffairsThe message reached me in early December via Signal, an encrypted messaging *service* that many Chinese use to bypass the closely monitored social media ...
Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions  Religion News Service(AP) — Women have been elected heads of national governments on six continents. They have flown into space, served in elite combat units and won every ...
Religion  Times Herald-RecordEvents and ongoing listings are listed for free, but need to be submitted at least two weeks before the event, to: Amy Berkowitz, Times Herald-Record, P.O. Box ...
Woman Failed to Report Husband's Child Sex Abuse Because of Her Religion  PatheosAn Idaho woman could face prison time for covering up for her husband's child sex abuse because reporting it would have been against her religion.
Ark Encounter fights Freedom From Religion on school visits  Washington TimesA theme park depicting an ark as described in the Bible is battling with an advocacy group over whether public school field trips to the attraction are legal.
Religion on Clemson University's campus: Roadblocks remain in interfaith dialogue  Anderson Independent MailWhile Christianity is dominant at Clemson, a growing variety of faith groups exist. The challenge is getting the groups to interact and work together.
Worshipping hockey: art exhibit celebrates the 'religion' of the sport  CBC NewsAn art gallery in Windsor is taking the worship of hockey to the next level.
Deceiving Nigerians using ethnicity, religion is bloody nonsense — Buhari  The PunchJohn Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned on the use of religion and ethnicity by some Nigerians to deceive others to either prom...
State-religion partnership benefits all, Opinion News & Top Stories  The Straits TimesSuccess of Muis and other religious statutory boards as 'privileged interlocutor' is a beneficial partnership that Europe can learn from. When the Islamic ...
Nebraska Legislator Says “In God We Trust” Bill Has Nothing to Do with Religion  PatheosNebraska State Sen. Steve Erdman recently introduced a bill, LB73, which would require public schools to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in “each ...
CNN analyst roasts Trump, GOP for hypocrisy on religion  CNNCNN analyst Philip Mudd criticized President Donald Trump's tweet where he discussed prayer rugs that were found at the southern border.
Study finds simple explanation for endurance of religion  Phys.orgChildcare can be expensive, stressful, and annoying to organise, but a University of Otago-led study has found it may also be behind religion's resilience.
Religion Considered Important to 72% of Americans  GallupSeventy-two percent of Americans say religion is important to them, but few think its influence on U.S. life is increasing, and a record-low 46% say it can solve ...
The world must stand against China’s war on religion  Washington PostWe cannot ignore the Communist Party's human rights violations.
Senators Were Right to Ask Those Questions on Religion  Wall Street JournalCan the nominee be counted on as a federal judge to recognize and protect the legal equality of LGBTQ Americans and the right of American women to have ...
Keep religion from schools | Letters To Editor  Gettysburg TimesKeep religion from schools. Editor, Gettysburg Times,. I recently learned that Project W.O.R.T.H. is being promoted as the sex education program by Tender Care ...
Animal Slaughter, Rights and Religion  The New York TimesA member of the Belgian Parliament discusses a law he sponsored to prevent slaughter without stunning, and the Good Food Institute writes about growing meat ...
What's coming for religion in 2019? Here's what the experts predict.  Religion News Service(RNS) — This year saw wave after wave of new revelations about the extent of the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis. It saw deadly hate crimes, the explosion of ...
Religion Notes  Wicked LocalFor a full listing of services, go to wickedlocal.com/newton.Newton Highlands Congregational: 54 Lincoln St., Newton, 617-527-3898, nhcc.net.Morning worship ...
Why are people religious? A cognitive by-product theory perspective  The BoarThe by-product theory of religion suggests that beliefs and behaviours are reducible to a by-product of evolutionary cognitive adaptations. Psychologist and ...
All religion should be open to enquiry  PatheosOn my lunchbreak one day last week I was scoffing my soup and sandwich (and maybe a brownie) whilst watching a bit of day time TV, a series called Father ...
Authors discuss their new book on religion in American higher education  Inside Higher EdAuthors discuss new book about the diversity and strength of religion in academe -- as well as some of the tensions.
Waxahachie city officials say religion has nothing to do with request to remove billboard  WFAA.com"The City of Waxahachie has no ability to regulate what goes on the signs," said City Manager Michael Scott. "Our ability is really to regulate the structure itself.”
Is Religion Anti-Intellectual?  American ThinkerShould you believe in a God? All the discord and vitriol in our culture boils down to how you would answer. Border walls, gay marriage, abortion, national ...
Dementia and religion: Songs and stuffed animals instead of sermons  Religion News ServiceDementia is the overall term for the memory loss and cognitive impairment that results from diseases such as Alzheimer's. It progresses as damage to the brain ...
Religious Hypocrisy Carries Risks  Psychology TodayFindings on Credibility Enhancing Displays (CREDs) suggest that embracing the Trump presidency as one ordained by God may ultimately prove detrimental to ...
Who are the Black Israelites at the center of the viral standoff at the Lincoln Memorial?  Washington PostIn the initial media churn, they were nearly missed. But a small band of Hebrew Israelites, members of a historic but little-known American religious movement, ...
Why are women more religious than men? Because men are more willing to take risks.  Big ThinkWhat explains the gap between men and women in terms of religious belief? A new study published in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion suggests ...
Dementia and religion: 'What if I forget about God?'  Religion News ServiceDementia is the overall term for memory loss and cognitive impairment that results from diseases such as Alzheimer's. It progresses as damage to the brain ...
"Religion is more lasting than people" religious leaders tell Sudan al-Bashir  Sudan TribuneJanuary 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A well-known Sudanese Islamic preacher Friday said he advised President Omer al-Bashir that "religion is more lasting than ...
Texas Republicans fail to oust Muslim official over religion  BBC NewsA Republican county official in Texas has survived a vote to oust him after several local party members took issue with his Muslim religion. The motion to remove ...
Faith makes for a good night's sleep, study says  Religion News Service(RNS) — A strong faith could be the key to a good night's sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
5 facts about the religious makeup of the 116th Congress  Pew Research CenterThe new Congress is slightly more religiously diverse than its predecessor, but it remains overwhelmingly Christian.
Africa: Muhammad Ali and the Place of Religion in Legacy  AllAfrica.comSporting legend Muhammad Ali is now being marketed to a new generation who grew up after his death. But while Ali was a devout Muslim, his religion is ...
Why more and more Americans think religion is irrelevant  Religion News ServiceFor taking the temperature of religion in America, Gallup's regular surveys are always worth a look, because many of the same questions have been asked for ...
Why people are religious, according to a psychology expert  The IndependentThe quick and easy answer to why people are religious is that god – in whichever form you believe he/she/they take(s) – is real and people believe because ...
Beijing's crackdown on religion clouds holiday season for China's faithful  CNNIt's a Christmas battle for the hearts and souls of the Chinese people.
German politicians propose a ‘religion tax’ for Muslims to counter extremism  Washington PostBERLIN — When Germans file their annual tax returns, religion matters a great deal. If you're Catholic, tax authorities will likely collect an income tax surcharge ...
We must stand against China's war on religion  Dallas NewsMihrigul Tursun said she pleaded with God to end her life as her Chinese jailers increased the electrical currents coursing through her body....
Vote based on integrity, not religion, Nik Omar urges Muslims  The Malaysian InsightMUSLIMS should not vote based on a candidate's religion but should pick an individual who is part of a coalition that will defend Islam and reject corruption, said ...
Florida lawmaker files bill requiring schools to teach courses on Bible, religion  WWSBSARASOTA (WWSB) - A lawmaker from Jacksonville is sponsoring a bill that require state high schools to teach courses on the Bible and religion. Democratic ...
From 'cafeteria Catholics' to New Age nones, religion is getting personal  Religion News Service(RNS) — Do you believe astrology governs your love life? Do you think some people have extraordinary powers of perception that allow them to predict the ...
'Why Religion?" Princeton professor asks in raw, emotional book  NJ.comPrinceton University religion professor Elaine Pagels, author of "The Gnostic Gospels" has written a probing, intellectually challenging book examining religious ...
Religion can be a Mental Illness | Linda LaScola  PatheosEditor's Note: Luckily, this Clergy Project Member is now far removed from the agony he experienced as a closeted gay convert to a very fundamentalist form of ...
Religion is not in conflict with IR theory: Prof.Askari  Tehran TimesTEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “I ...
Foreigners gather at India's religious mega festival  FRANCE 24Allahabad (India) (AFP). At the Kumbh Mela, the world's biggest religious event, millions of Indian Hindus are not the only people bathing in the sacred waters to ...
2018 in review: A year of reckoning for powerful religious figures  Religion News Service(RNS) — A year ago Bill Hybels was the well-respected pastor of one of the most influential megachurches in the nation. Theodore McCarrick was a prince of the ...
'Here to Reclaim Our Lost Space in Religion': How Hijra Community is Creating History at Kumbh Mela  News18The Kinnars first received recognition within the domain of religious practice when the Ujjain-based Akhada, the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti invited the Kinnar ...
Religious leaders celebrate 'human dignity and worth' at MLK event  Waterbury Republican AmericanWATERBURY – In a stirring sermon about the need for unity in a divided country, the Rev. Kristopher S. Reese told the crowd that while one brick alone is ...
Imprisoned Neo-Nazi Leader Says His Hate Group Is a Religion, Court Says No  Southern Poverty Law CenterA federal appeals court has ruled that Matthew Hale's hate philosophy, Creativity, isn't a religion because it focuses almost exclusively on preserving the white ...
Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam  Pew Research CenterThis is one of an occasional series of posts on black Americans and religion. Even in the early 20th century, when Islam had little presence in most parts of the ...
How Religious Conservatives Are Grappling with Racism  Religion & PoliticsKay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/ AP) Last August, a few hundred evangelicals packed into the pews at a.
Is It Impious to Laugh at Stephen Hawking's Thoughts on Religion?  Discovery InstituteIf so, then in a new ID the Future podcast, Rabbi Moshe Averick is highly impious. Talking with host Ira Berkowitz in Jerusalem, the author of Nonsense of a High ...
Evangelicals of Color Fight Back Against the Religious Right  The New YorkerOn a recent Sunday before dawn, Lisa Sharon Harper, a prominent evangelical activist, boarded a train from Washington, D.C., to New York City. Harper is ...
Local pianists dazzle in community presentation | Religion  The MountaineerThirteen local pianists joined forces in downtown Waynesville to present Keyboards After Christmas at First Baptist Church.
Facebook's new rules for employees re politics, bullying, religion  Business InsiderAmid scandals and employee discontent, Facebook is bringing in new rules on what its workers can talk about.
'Vacationing' to reconnect with India's Zoroastrian culture  Religion News ServiceA Parsi man offers prayers at a bas-relief of ancient priests at a fire temple on Navroze, the Parsi New Year, in Mumbai, India, on Aug. 17, 2018. Parsis, also ...
In Malaysia, is religion truly for God?  Free Malaysia TodayIn this article, I wish to ask those who profess a religion whether they are worshiping God or themselves. In arguing my thesis, I will use my understanding and ...
Fiji's Latest News and Sports website  FijivillageQuestions are now being raised by some teachers and parents on how things will be handled if the faith based schools only have people from that particular ...
Rasta's not a fashion but religion, parent tells court  The StandardThird way Alliance party leader Ekuro Aukot (left) and Olympic high school student Makeda Ndinda during an interview with The Standard before proceeding to ...
Freedom from religion group objects to inaugural worship service  Nashville PostA national organization established to encourage the separation of church and state is objecting to Governor-elect Bill Lee's planned inaugural worship *service* ...
‘In God We Trust’ - the bills Christian nationalists hope will ‘protect religious freedom’  The GuardianThe package of new bills are part of Project Blitz, a political playbook that aims to support and promote Christian beliefs.
Religion is not necessarily in conflict with modernity: Kevin Richards  Tehran TimesTEHRAN - Professor Kevin Richards, chair of Liberal Arts Department at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, tells the Tehran Times that “I would agree with ...
Are We A Nation Or A Religion?  Jewish WeekMore than 450 members of Park Avenue Synagogue are now home from an historic mission to Israel. Celebrating Israel's 70th and the congregation's 136th ...
Oozing my religion  WORLD News groupA Whirled Views roundup of U.S. religious news and views. Un-great awakening. The spiritual decline of many colleges and universities with religious ...
Heathens hold religious services rooted in Norse paganism aboard aircraft carrier  NavyTimes.comThe faith rooted in Norse myths is experiencing a resurgence.
How Jerry Falwell Jr. found his MAGA religion  Washington PostJerry Falwell Jr. is once again spreading his uniquely modern, American version of a business philosophy roughly based on the religion known as Christianity.
India Needs Legislation to Combat Religious Violence  JURISTJURIST Regional Editor for India and South Asia Varun Nambiar, an LLM Candidate in International Law at South Asian University, New Delhi, discusses the ...
Yet more forecasting on what to expect in religion news and trends during 2019  GetReligionThose who read GetReligion on Dec. 20 (thereby postponing their holiday chores) may recall The Religion Guy's list of the big three religion news themes for the ...
Religious Freedom Day  National ReviewSince 1993, the president has formally recognized January 16th as Religious Freedom Day. The day marks the anniversary of the passage of the Virginia ...
Like Justin and Hailey, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Want a Religious Wedding  Cosmopolitan.comNow that Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are engaged, they're planning their wedding and sources say they want it to be a religious ceremony, just ...
For God and country: is religion still a factor in Maltese politics?  MaltaTodayIt was truly an earthquake that shook Malta in 2011 when a divorce referendum, borne of the revolt of a Nationalist MP, triggered the start of a civil liberties wave.
Freedom From Religion Foundation complains about two Camden County 'religious displays'  Springfield News-LeaderThe Freedom From Religion Foundation complained about two pieces of wall art in the Camden County courthouse. One was moved; one stays, say officials.
Association of Campus Religious Organizations works to connects students to religious resources  Northern Star OnlineDeKALB — The Association of Campus Religious Organizations [ACRO] offers a sanctuary for religious staff and clergy members to connect with fellow ...
Residents, city officials, and religious leaders come together to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.  WTRFThe Dunbar Recreation Center in Weirton hosted their first ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony on Monday.
World Religion Day happens this weekend  SooToday.comJoin members of many faith communities to to promote the idea that the spiritual principles underlying the world's religions are harmonious and could play a role ...
The Antichrist Trap: Trump Isn't the Whole Story  Rewire.NewsFar too many of our self-anointed progressive saviors speak as though Trump's overthrow will make everything good again. A bargain-priced plastic surgeon ...
Resolved to unplug? Films, challenges urge the religious to reflect on digital lives  Religion News Service(RNS) — For Humza Deas, Instagram was a place to share his creative work that led to collaborations with Kanye West and major brands. For Kaylyn Slevin, it ...
Elected leaders who weaponize religion are playing a dangerous game | TheHill  The HillFor too long in our country, politicians have weaponized religion for their own selfish gain, fomenting bigotry, fears and suspicions based on the faith, religion or ...
Turkey Turks losing trust in religion under AKP  Al-MonitorTurkish society is demonstrably distancing itself from religion in what some scholars see as quiet resistance to its power and privilege under the Islamist ruling ...
'A lesbian romance plus religion plus politics' – Israeli director's film reflects a roller-coaster life  HaaretzTsivia Barkai Yacov speaks with Haaretz about 'Red Cow' and the experiences that shaped her.
How Mormons handle doubt: Blame the victim  Religion News ServiceScreen shot of the January 13 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broadcast devotional for young adults, with Elder and Sister Renlund. This week, Elder ...
The Battle for the Meaning of Religious Freedom Day  Rewire.NewsA proposed resolution intended to commemorate perhaps one of the most radical, liberatory, and revolutionary pieces of legislation in the history of the world ...
When Animal Welfare and Religious Practice Collide  The New York TimesOn New Year's Day, part of Belgium put into effect a ban on the way Muslims and Jews slaughter animals. The law declares that the animals must be stunned ...
Is Buddhism Scientific or Religious?  TricycleBuddhist scholar and practitioner John Dunne examines the assertion that Buddhism is more like a science of the mind than a religion.

The Big Bang Theory - Evidence Start of Cosmos and Human Evolution

What is The Big Bang Theory! What do we mean... Read More

123 ABC Numbers in the Bible Simply Amazing

Underneath the Hebrew and Chaldee of the Old Testament and... Read More

The Freemasonic Order of the Golden Centurion

I think most people who will read this will not... Read More

What If? -- Musings on the Tsunami

Thumbing through Isaiah recently I was startled to find this:... Read More

What is Love?

Now many confuse love with admiration and most commonly sexual... Read More

Powerful Powers

Have you ever wondered what is power and where does... Read More

Should Professional Athletes Be Glorifying God And Jesus On Their Public Platforms?

Recently I have run across quite a few Christians who... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven. Showers of Wisdom ( Part 3 of 3 )

Everything one does in his life, irrespective of whether he... Read More

Gods Favorite Religion

What does your church teach regarding the subject of Widows... Read More

Dante and Hell

DANTE: - Dante Alighieri is the tour guide of Hell.... Read More

The Occult

"Christianity posits the realization of human freedom not here on... Read More

The Unbelievable Becomes Believable

The Path Is Winding:Ever wonder why things that happen in... Read More

An Open Letter to Pope Benedict

Dear Ratzy,I have a good solution to the clergy abuse... Read More

Beauty

Some people say beauty is only skin deep, others say... Read More

In The Beginning Christ!

As I was doing my studies, the Lord put something... Read More

7 Seal Judgements Continued

These 7 judgments will more than likely occur during the... Read More

Thoughts on the Road to Emmaus

". . . their eyes were opened, and they recognized... Read More

Jesus in Wales

The next few days were as hectic and exciting as... Read More

Cloning: Is the Human Being Unique?

I am not discussing here whether cloning is evil. [I... Read More

Smile! God Loves You!

There is a greater sin than not obeying Jesus; it... Read More

A Worship Leader is a Spiritual Leader

This article is for worship leaders. And as such, I... Read More

Why Me

Why MeAs a Christian I feel the need to say... Read More

Translator Robs Beauty of Words

Today we are looking at one of the most beautiful... Read More

Books of the Living and Dead

Revelation 20:12 makes a powerful claim: "And I saw the... Read More

Letters from Christ: the Calligraphy of the Spirit

Their reasoning must have been, "This is the precious gospel... Read More