Did David’s Mother Commit Adultery?

Nizbeth mother of David

The Bible doesn’t say much about David or his mother, but Jewish tradition says that many believed that David’s mother committed adultery. This helps explain what David says in Psalm 69 and Psalm 51:5. It also has many surprising parallels to the birth and family life of Jesus.

Calvinism and the NIV

no NIV

I am convinced that one reason for the rise of popular-level Calvinism in the United States over the past 30 years is because of the popularity of the NIV. In some places, the NIV translation is so bad, I wish people would just rip those sections out of their NIV BIble.

The post is perfectly inerrant

the Bible is not proof

In Bible college and seminary, I always found it strange that one of the primary reasons given for divine inspiration and the inerrancy of Scripture was “because the Bible says so.” I always thought…. “Really? We know the Bible is divinely inspired because the Bible says so? We know it is inerrant because it claims to be?” This is not a compelling argument…

Bill Clinton the Master Theologian

Bill Clinton

When it comes to theology, I have to agree with Bill Clinton. Sometimes, it depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.

We See in the Bible What We’re Told To See

uncle andrew

For the past 7 or 8 years, I have been struggling with Scripture. Some days it almost literally feels like I am wrestling with the Bible. There is all my theological education on one side, screaming at me “Count the number of times the people in white t-shirts pass the ball!” and then there is a still, small voice over on the side saying, “Yes, but did you notice … ?”