How to Avoid the Literalist Trap

by Steve Kindle It is said that the Bible can be used to prove anything. We’ve got all sorts of millennialists, faith healers, prosperity preachers, last days theorists, and even flat-earthers., just to name a few. They all claim biblical authority and will painstakingly point out why. There are Pentecostals (Jimmy Swaggart), anti-Pentecostals (John MacArthur), …

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The Law’s Inevitable Tension between Ideal and Reality

by Steve Kindle This post was requested by my publisher at Energion Publications as part of a project focusing on law in general and biblical law in particular. For more insights visit https://www.energion.co/discussing-the-law-in-scripture/ Deuteronomic TheologyThe Law of Moses as contained in the Torah established the ethical, religious, and social norms for the people of Israel. …

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In the Face of Insurrection

Never in my lifetime, and probably yours, has America witnessed such a direct attack on its democracy from within as occurred on January 6th with the assault on the Capitol in Washington, D.C. In this episode, Dr. Bruce Epperly and I discuss the implications of this for American Christians. How are we to react in …

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God Simply Can’t!

We’re all familiar with the bogus question, “Can God create a rock so heavy that God can’t lift it?” Illogical questions such as this should not be considered worthy of a response. However, there are many questions, mostly ethical, that arise in biblical discussions such as why God permits evil. In this episode, Dr. Thomas …

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