Category Archives: Bible Study

What’s your ideal church service?

(I started this blog entry months ago and am just now finishing it, so if the first part sounds odd to those who know what I’ve been up to lately, that’s why…) I had to drive back home from my parents house tonight, not really a long drive, but an hour and a half allows […]

How to lead the best church ever!

This list is intended as a funny way to call attention to some of the major problems in churches today.  In case it’s not painfully obvious, nearly everything that follows contains pure, dripping sarcasm.  Unfortunately, I have encountered some or all of these issues/attitudes in most of the churches I’ve visited over the past decade […]

I am not a sinner saved by grace

I am not a sinner saved by grace. And neither are you. Or rather, you shouldn’t be. Either you’re a sinner, or your a new creature in Christ, you don’t get to be both. Christ did not save me so that I could go back and wallow in a pit of despair, saying "woe is […]

Denying the power?

So I was looking up this verse, "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof" because I wanted to make a post about it.  I was surprised to find (though I’ve read the New Testament I don’t know how many times) that the context was not what I remembered it to be.   […]

There CAN Be a More Beautiful You

There’s a new song that’s been played on Christian radio quite a lot lately called “A More Beautiful You” by Jonny Diaz. It’s a very catchy song, and I loved it the first time I heard it. The more I hear it though, the more it bothers me.  Unfortunately, I keep singing along, despite myself, and […]

Done wif/da old

I haven’t been posting much lately, because I’ve been too busy and tired.  Now that the huge show is over hopefully I’ll be able to get back to some sort of normalcy. In any case, I did keep reading, and I finally finished my read-through of the JPS  version of the old testament the other […]

Derr… Where did Dan go?

We were going over Revelation 7 in a Bible study Friday, and one of the ladies noticed something was off in the listing of the 12 tribes. Dan isn’t mentioned in Revelation, but both Joshua and Joshua’s son Manesseh are mentioned. This is bizarre, since every account of the 12 tribes mentions Dan, even the […]

His Right Hand

I’ve been neglecting scriptural blog posts for a while, but I needed to note this one for my own reference. Hebrews 1:3 (NRSV) He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he […]

Naked and Barefoot

So I was reading Isaiah last night and had to do a doubletake after reading chapter 20. Isaiah 20:3-6 (NRSV) 3. Then the LORD said, “Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia, 4. so shall the king of Assyria […]

Proverbs

Yay!  I’m finally out of the Psalms.  I usually enjoy reading them but this time through I just wasn’t feeling it.  Reading the Psalms when I’m depressed just ends up annoying me. Proverbs on the other hand, is always a good read.  It’s also amusing me that the JPS version uses the word “dullard” where […]