The Forgotten Liberal Art: Upcoming Book by J. Caleb Jones

This post is written to announce that I am writing a book. If you would like more information on this book please see the contact form below, which I have strategically placed at the end of this post, so I will get credit for all of the ads you will need to scroll through. The…

The “Salt of the Earth” Is Probably Not Who You Think It Is

In Matthew 5, Jesus gives his Sermon on the Mount. He starts out with the well-known beatitudes: Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those…

Human Origins And The Bible: Solving the Genesis Population Problem

Most traditional evangelical Christians believe that Adam and Eve were the first (and at one point, the ONLY) human beings in existence in the relatively recent past. I count myself among them. I don’t “believe in” theistic evolution, and I also don’t “believe in” evolution in general. While things obviously evolve, any use of “evolution”…

The Coherent Creation Account of Genesis 1 and Genesis 2

Genesis 1 and 2 contain the creation account in the Bible. The problem is, they are quite different. As such, there is a great deal of commentary about how they are supposed to fit together, even though there is great difficulty in making this happen. The general idea about Genesis 1 and 2 among Christians…

The Resurrection of Lazarus Explained

This post is the fifth and final of a series that explains the seven signs in the gospel of John. Important in this series is the difference between a sign and a miracle. See this previous post to understand that difference. To summarize, a “sign” is something that has the elements of an analogy or…

New Product: The Complete Explanation of Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus

Everyone who reads the Bible knows that Jesus has a genealogy in the gospel of Matthew. Everyone knows that this genealogy differs from Jesus’s genealogy in Luke. But does anyone know why? I do, and I can explain. Everyone who reads the Bible also knows that “Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel” is in the genealogy…

Evidence of Noah Outside of the Bible

Noah is one of the most famous people in the Bible. He is famous for building the ark and surviving the flood. But what happened afterwards? Surprisingly, we have some rather good evidence for what happened to him, and it is not from the Bible. This post is here to explain where the actual evidence…

The War in Ukraine Explained

This is a long post, but the times are confusing, and therefore, we need a lot of words to make sense of things. In this post, I will do my best to explain how we got to the current moment. This Post has 10 sections: Introduction The History of the Ukrainian People and the Ukrainian…

Explaining “Lucifer” in the Bible

This post is going to explain what the name “Lucifer” means in the Bible. But there is a long answer and a short answer to this question. I’ll give the “Short Answer” first. The Short Answer to what “Lucifer” Means The word “Lucifer” is not a name. It is the Latin phrase for “light-bearing,” or…

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…