Category Archives: Bible Study

Bible study is the process of reading biblical texts in order to understand its historical, cultural, and moral implications for the reader/student. All posts that deal with, or are, bible studies are included in this post.

Questions Arising from Ephesians 2:8-9

The NIV translation of Ephesians 2:8-9 is For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast. This passage (among … Continue reading

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Reading The Genesis Creation Stories

When I teach the Genesis creation stories, I always begin with the proposition that we ought to read these two narratives as symbolic, not literal. To be more specific, I draw a simile between the Genesis stories and George Orwell’s … Continue reading

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The Meaning of “The Kingdom of God”?

Dr. Mark D. Roberts, Senior Director and Scholar in Residence for Laity Lodge near San Antonio, Texas, has begun a series entitled “What is the Kingdom of God?” Here is his teaser: The kingdom of God has been equated with … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:5: Like God or Like gods?

In Genesis 3:5, God reveals one of the consequences of eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Here’s the NRS’s version: “for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, … Continue reading

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