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What About Paul’s Epistle to the Laodiceans???

In Colossians 4:16, the apostle Paul talks about a letter he wrote concerning the Laodiceans. What is the story behind this mysterious letter? The ESV puts the verse as follows: “And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read […]

The Miracle of the Holy Fire?

I meant to post something about this last weekend, but this past Sunday was Pascha, the Eastern Orthodox celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, otherwise typically known as “Easter” among English-speaking Western Christians. Different methods of calculating the day of Easter explains why the Eastern and Western churches are not always in sync, when it […]

Who Are the 144,000? — A Case Study in Understanding the Book of Revelation

Have you ever tried to read the Book of Revelation, and wondered to yourself, “Huh? What is this all about?” Despite its early reception in many quarters, Revelation was one of the last books to be accepted into the New Testament canon of Scripture. Eastern Orthodox Christians, even today, do not publicly read Revelation in […]

F.F. Bruce on Biblical Inspiration and Interpretation

What do we mean we say that the Bible is inspired? There are some, on one side of this question, who say that the Bible is inspired because it is inspiring. Sorry folks, but that type of fluffy sentiment does not cut it. There are too many people in our churches who think of the Bible […]

Can We Still Believe the Bible? A Review

This may sound like an odd way of introducing a book review, but hang with me…. In his 1959 novel, The Manchurian Candidate, Richard Cordon writes about an American serviceman, captured during the Korean War, who was brainwashed by the Communists. This former POW, and son of a prominent U.S. politician, was being manipulated to […]