• ‘The Sin of Certainty’ – 2

    Chapter 2 - How We Got Into This Mess In the second chapter of The Sin of ...

  • “Aha” moments that challenged beliefs about the Bible

    In 2014, Old Testament scholar Peter Enns began a series of posts in which ...

  • Be a better tour guide

    Moving into a large city can be a confusing experience.  Having a reliable ...

  • Contradictory texts, bizarre miracles, man-made myths?

    A recent discussion on Premier Christian Radio's Unbelievable show promised ...

  • God’s ‘two books’

    The habit of referring to God's 'two books' - the book of [...]

  • Gospel spirituality

    What does gospel (that is to say, evangelical and reformed) spirituality look ...

  • How about preaching a Bible overview?

    We all agree (don't we?) that it's great to have a bird's eye view of the Bible ...

  • How does Christ rule his church?

    After his resurrection, Jesus declared that 'all authority is heaven and on ...

  • Inspiration and criticism

    The Christian doctrine of inspiration says that the Bible is the word of God, ...

  • Inspired in the smallest detail

    Although we do not deny that the Holy Spirit, in his inspiration of Scripture, ...

  • Introduction to the Wisdom books

    Here are the notes of a week-day evening session I was invited to do at my ...

  • Jesus in the Proverbs

    Compared with some other books of the Old Testament, it is not quite so easy ...

  • Not cleverly invented stories – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Peter 1:12-21 How good are you at remembering things? There is a little ...

  • On loving the person and propositions of Jesus

    In chapter 3 of Why we're not emergent (by two guys who should be), Kevin DeYoung ...

  • On reading the Bible

    Some basic hints:- 1.  Meet the Author.  J.I. [...]

  • Problems with inerrancy

    I'm sorry that Michael Pahl is taking a rest from blogging at the moment.  ...

  • Quotes on the Bible

    1. Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it ...

  • Rescuing the Bible from its friends

    Enns, Peter (2014). The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made ...

  • Scripture and tradition

    John Stott (Christ the Controversialist) outlines the following points, arising ...

  • Scripture as the word of God

    It seems quite fashionable these days for Christian people to insist that the ...

  • Scripture: three steps forward, two steps back?

    No thoughtful reader of the Bible will deny that there is progression and development ...

  • Seventy times seven – sermon notes

    Matthew 18:21-35 I've never yet met a person who didn't think that forgiveness ...

  • Steve Chalke and the Bible

    The Rev Steve Chalke, founder of the Oasis Trust and high-profile Christian ...

  • Taking it to extremes

    My eye was caught by a review, in the latest (Summer 2012) number of The Reader, ...

  • Ten ways in which we subtly undermine the authority of Scripture

    The authority of Scripture can be forthrightly denied; "I don't believe that!" ...

  • The Bible vs. the Ikea Catalogue

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  • The case of the rotting fisherman

    Richard Bauckham offers vivid demonstration of how reliable eyewitness testimony ...

  • The Christian and the Bible – sermon notes

    Text: Matthew 13:3-9; 18-23 It is springtime by the Sea of Galilee. Great numbers ...

  • The Codex Sinaiticus: rival to the Bible?

    Roger Bolton writes on the BBC web site:- What is probably the oldest known ...

  • The Minor Prophets as a football team

    If you want to memorise the names of the Minor Prophets in the right order, ...

  • The sufficiency of Scripture

    Three lines of argument converge to persuade us of the sufficiency of Scripture:- ...

  • The teacher

    When, recently, I was asked to give a very short account of the role of the ...

  • The world’s favourite Bible verses

    The YouVersion Bible app has been installed on 250 million devices worldwide. ...

  • What the word of God says about the word of God

    Jared Wilson has pointed out that each and every book of the Bible has something ...