Category Archives: Biblical culture

The Coming Irrelevance of Western Christianity

In the course of teaching my class, “What the Bible Really Says”, one of the topics that seems to most energize the students is the role of a shepherd during biblical times.  More specifically, the allegory of Jesus as a … Continue reading

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Patterns of Evidence: Review

Did the Exodus really happen? The new documentary, Patterns of Evidence, presents findings that contradicts the prevailing scholarly opinion that the Exodus never occurred. Well, I saw the documentary and I recommend it unreservedly. Indeed, when it’s available, I intend to … Continue reading

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Is God a Moral Monster

The content of this post is largely taken from Paul Copan‘s new book, “Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament“. This post was motivated by a question posed to me this morning, “How do I reconcile … Continue reading

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As It Is Written

As It Is Written is the title of a column appearing monthly in the Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church’s Newletter. Its objective is to present, each month, a view of the Holy Scriptures rooted in the cultural milieu of the Ancient Near … Continue reading

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