What Kind of English? On Bible Translation (Blomberg)

 I've been interested in Bible translations ever since I learned the biblical languages in college and seminary some years ago.  I learned right away that translating the Bible is not so simple nor is it a straightforward black-and-white process.  A very literal translation of the Bible would not be understandable.  And just because a translation… Continue reading What Kind of English? On Bible Translation (Blomberg)

Good, Evil, and God’s Providence

I appreciate Wayne Grudem’s discussion of providence in his Systematic Theology (ch. 16).  At one point, after discussing the doctrine of God’s providence, Grudem wrestles with the topic of good/evil and how they relate to this doctrine.  Here is an abridgment of Grudem’s analysis of the Bible’s teaching. 1) God uses all things to fulfill… Continue reading Good, Evil, and God’s Providence

Duties of Citizenship: Only Voting?

As I mentioned in August 2013, Wayne Grudem’s book, Politics According to the Bible is a worthwhile resource on American politics and the Christian life. Now, I can’t stand the title of the book and I surely don’t agree with everything Grudem says in it, but it was a stimulating read for me (here's my… Continue reading Duties of Citizenship: Only Voting?

Grudem’s “Politics” – A Review

  I just finished Wayne Grudem’s Politics According to the Bible, so I thought I’d write a brief review while it is still on my mind.  In case you haven’t heard of it, this 600 page book was published in 2010 by Zondervan.  The subtitle is “A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in… Continue reading Grudem’s “Politics” – A Review

Excluding Religion From Government and Politics?

I recently purchased Wayne Grudem’s Politics According to the Bible at a local thrift store for just a few bucks.  Since I’m a pastor, I always keep my political opinions away from the pulpit and usually keep them to myself even in private discussions.  However, I am somewhat interested in things closely related to politics… Continue reading Excluding Religion From Government and Politics?