The Incredible Misunderstood Story of the Lord and Gideon

The last post talked about how “the Word of God” was an important character that John identifies as “Jesus of Nazareth” in his gospel. While I hope that last post made that point, now I’m going to concentrate more about how the second person of the trinity — who became flesh and was called “Jesus”…

Explaining John 1 – “In the Beginning was the Word”

In the gospel of John, we do not get a birth story of Jesus. Instead, we get a very unique description of Jesus. It is cosmic, not temporal. Here is what we read in the ASV: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same…

The Complete Chronology of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther Fully Explained

In the last post, we ended with a conundrum after correcting a problem in the ESV Study Bible. There is a very clear solution to the chronology of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. The solution is that Ezra and Nehemiah had interactions with King Xerxes (485 B.C. – 465 B.C.), and Esther had interactions with King…

Multiple “Sons of God” in a Weird Part of Scripture

This post is a throw-back to my “Weird Parts of Scripture” series. If you’re interested, a while back, I wrote a crazy series that took Atlantis seriously and that spent a lot of time on Noah and the Flood. I even wrote a really fun piece about “Titans” in the Bible, and I followed it…

What the Bible Says About “Sexuality”

This post might seem to be covering old ground because the culture wars on sexuality are long over, and it looks like we lost. But this post is NOT about a culture war issue, about what laws should be passed, or what types of marriages should be recognized in America, etc. etc. That’s a conversation…

Easter Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

This Sunday is Easter, and in light of this coming Holiday, I want to try to tell you something about it that you may have never known. That’s a pretty big lift, but I’m going to try anyway. Get ready, because this one might blow your socks off. We know that Jesus is the Passover…

The Word “Begotten,” Inheritance, and the Genealogy of Matthew’s Gospel

This post is about the specific word “begotten” in scripture. My point is that it is a bad to eliminate the word “begotten” from Bibles and from our theological understanding. Unfortunately, we have almost forgotten what the word means at all. Contrary to popular belief, the word “begotten” does not mean “fathered” and it does not mean “born.” Instead, it is a word with no modern equivalent, but it is still a very important word with serious effects on theology and our understanding of God and the Bible.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

In the gospel of Luke, Chapter 10, Jesus delivers the parable of the Good Samaritan. This is one of the most famous parables, and therefore, you might think it is one of the most well known. However, I would like to show it to you in a way you’ve probably never seen it before.

Here, I’ll explain how the Parable of the Good Samaritan is an analogy of the history of the world and Jesus’s work of salvation, stretching from the fall of Adam and Eve to the Return of Christ.

I’m completely serious, and it’s quite clear when you look at it.