How to read well: The Literary Nature of the Bible

We've established the fact that the Bible contains words that have to be read and reread and I've shared some of the ways that have helped me read biblical texts. Now, it's time to finally talk about the literary nature of the Bible. As I've been thinking about this introductory post about the literary genres … Continue reading How to read well: The Literary Nature of the Bible

My Library: The Tech-Wise Family

The premise of the book is this: Technology, that is, the easy everywhere attitude of the 21st century has gotten alarmingly out of place and is rendering homes and individuals characterless and without real wisdom for real life. In the worst instances, technology even contributes to tearing families and homes apart. The remedy: Put technology back in its proper place, just like everything else in life.

How to read well: What if the Bible was our favorite movie?

Peter once said about Jesus that he alone had words of eternal life. That is exactly where our trouble begins. The primary way in which God communicates to us is through words on pages. Granted, there are some other ways, but most Christians will agree that the Bible is the primary way in which God … Continue reading How to read well: What if the Bible was our favorite movie?

How to choose a good translation #2

In the last post of this series, we explored one of the fundamental differences between Bible translations. Some are formal translations and some are functional translations. Some preserve the wording of the original text, while others strive to capture the meaning of the original. In reality, all translations combine some elements of both. The NASB, … Continue reading How to choose a good translation #2