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The San Francisco Atheist Convention

How would you like to throw a party and have nobody show up? Well, almost nobody-relatively speaking. That's what happened when the atheists had their recent West-Coast convention. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (with headquarters in Madison, WI) convened a "mini-convention"-and I do mean mini. The grand event took place on the weekend of July 30-31 in San Francisco. Atheists ... read more »

Did Mark Make a Mistake?

"I am confused about the identity of the 'Philip' mentioned in Mark 6:17. Some say that Mark has confused this man with 'Herod Philip,' who is mentioned in Luke 3:1. It is my understanding that Herodias divorced 'Herod' to marry Herod Antipas. According to one source, Josephus makes no mention of a 'Herod Philip.'" Who then, was the "Philip" mentioned ... read more »

The Responsibility of the Bible Teacher

There is a great honor attached to teaching the Word of God. This exercise is the most sacred trust one can imagine. Unfortunately, there are those, on occasion, who want the honor that attends that lofty role, yet they are unwilling to pay the price that accompanies the responsibility. What are some of the costs that accompany this sober responsibility? ... read more »

The Things God Has Prepared

To the church of God in Corinth, Paul wrote the following words. "But unto us God revealed them through the Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the things of God no ... read more »

The English Standard Version Study Bible – A Review

Shortly after its initial appearance, we published an article reviewing The English Standard Version (2001, Crossway Bibles). In that composition we cataloged what we perceived to be some of the strengths and weaknesses of this translation of the Bible. Generally, I commended the ESV, though I remain of the persuasion that the American Standard Version (1901) is still the best ... read more »

1 Corinthians 6 – No Shield for Lawbreakers

Recently I received a letter from a brother in a distant state. He was seeking my advice with reference to 1 Corinthians 6:1ff-Paul' s prohibition against taking a brother to law. Here is his story. He was employed by a state agency, but he had two brothers in Christ who were his immediate supervisors. He says they were very superficial, ... read more »

How Is a Civil Ruler a “Minister of God”?

"Could you comment on Paul's teaching in Romans 13:4-5? How is the civil ruler a 'minister of God'? What is the meaning of 'he bears not the sword in vain'?" The general context of Romans 13:1-7 has to do with the Christian's responsibility to the government under which he lives. And this embraces any government - ancient or modern. The ... read more »

Does the Bible Conflict with Itself in the Matter of “Incest”?

Does the Bible Endorse Incest? Some superficial critics of the Bible charge that it contains a moral contradiction.It is alleged that whereas the practice of "incest" is condemned in the law of Moses, there appear to be cases in scripture where it is sanctioned.Abraham married his half-sister (Genesis 20:12), and both Isaac and Jacob married kinsmen (Genesis 22:20ff; 24:4; 24:43). ... read more »

America—A Nation Out of Control

An optimist views everything in the most favorable light possible. On the other hand, a pessimist sees things rather negatively. The optimist sees a silver lining in every cloud; the pessimist believes a dark cloud obscures every silver lining. The realist is somewhere between these extremes. Most of us would like to think that we are realists, and, if anything, ... read more »

Does the Case of David and Bathsheba Justify Adultery Today?

David was one of the remarkable men of the Old Testament. He was a capable musician and beloved poet. He excelled as a military leader and king. And as "a man after God's own heart" he was an exceptional religious leader. Yet, in spite of his illustrious achievements, Israel's greatest king was not without some grievous faults - not the ... read more »