Hold Fast the Faithful Word: Studies in Titus

"Holding fast the faithful word" is an exhortation we don't hear much in Christendom anymore. Popular culture has more effect on society's view of Christianity than the Bible does. But the Word of God is the Christian's plumb-line, the carpenter's square, the point of reference to measure and evaluate our lives and our world. Without … Continue reading Hold Fast the Faithful Word: Studies in Titus

Defending YOUR faith: Why It’s Important–Part II

Christians need to pick their battles. In part one of this series I mentioned minutia, and how we shouldn't get caught up in it. Where did Cain get his wife? Why are there differences in Bible versions? How come Christians are such hypocrites? Or other trivialities. Critics of the faith will find something to dispute, no … Continue reading Defending YOUR faith: Why It’s Important–Part II

Teaching the Bible: It’s About the Relationship-Part II

Strong relationships rely on good communication. I need to communicate in a way that is conducive to learning. With adults in particular, the old classroom setting with the authoritarian teacher demanding attention, that they learned to loathe when they were children, must be abandoned. These are God’s students; I am merely the messenger. These students … Continue reading Teaching the Bible: It’s About the Relationship-Part II

Defending YOUR Faith: Why It’s Important Part I

We are expected to defend what we believe, not only to demonstrate to the world the truth of Christianity but, more importantly, to keep our faith strong. We even have a name for the discipline: apologetics. Even the scriptures record various doubts and crises of faith among the giants of the New Testament: John the Baptist, Peter, … Continue reading Defending YOUR Faith: Why It’s Important Part I

Teaching the Bible: It’s About the Relationship. Part I

The American Heritage Dictionary 4th Edition defines the word ‘teach’ as to “impart knowledge or skill; to instruct in; to cause to learn by example or experience.” It further defines ‘teacher’ as one who teaches, especially one hired to teach. Biblically, of course, this definition misses the mark. While a Bible teacher certainly is interested … Continue reading Teaching the Bible: It’s About the Relationship. Part I