One of the main reasons believers often refer to the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament as "the Word": The pages are filled with words. And co…

Someone asked about the antichrist the other day. A man or a woman? Walking among us? Any other Bible passages besides Revelation? Like “once …

For a miracle-worker, Jesus took a dim view of miracles. From the get-go (in the synoptics, at least), he told patients to keep their cures to…

When we were growing up in suburban Jackson, Mississippi, my brother and I didn’t have to wonder what we would be doing on Sunday mornings. It…

1 Corinthians 15 is the New Testament’s quintessential statement on the resurrection. "O death, where is your sting?” There are others, of cou…

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“It is a good rule, after a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between,” C.S. Lewis counseled.…

The words of a haunting old spiritual say, “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.” Some people cannot sing that song because everybody knows the…

Joseph, the man Jesus grew up knowing as father, worked as a builder. Tradition makes him a carpenter; New Testament language points to stone …

According to the synoptic gospels, here are the facts of Jesus’ wilderness temptations. There were at least three of them that took place duri…

The prophet Samuel’s mother had been infertile, and Hannah wanted a child more than anything in the world (cf. 1 Samuel 1-3). In those days, m…

You could call him a hatchet man for Rome. (In his day and age, the Roman government recruited Jewish folk to collect taxes from other Jewish …

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