KJV vs. NIV: Don’t be Deceived by This Nonsense

The picture immediately below has been making the rounds on social media.  Its message is fallacious, religious propaganda created to plant seeds of doubt regarding the reliability of modern English translations by those who woodenly - and ignorantly - believe the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible is the only reliable English translation of … Continue reading KJV vs. NIV: Don’t be Deceived by This Nonsense

The Decline of the Bible in North America

As a guy who spent 25 years in full-time Youth Ministry, I have a burning question that, with each passing year, weighs heavily on my heart and mind. But first, a disclaimer: There’s always debate between which is better: a digital copy of the Bible? Or one with real pages? One may be better for … Continue reading The Decline of the Bible in North America

The Bible: Our True North

In this social media/personal opinion driven culture we are in desperate need of truth. (Especially during election years.) “What is truth?”, Pilate asked Jesus. The great theologian, Foghorn Leghorn, used to say, “It’s more confusing than a termite in a yo-yo - which way is up?” Satan is a smooth operator. He usually includes a … Continue reading The Bible: Our True North

The Bible: Gospel, Guide or Garbage?

Linked for you here is a dialogue between New Testament scholar and theologian, NT Wright, and Harvard philosopher, Sean Kelly, as they discuss one of history’s most influential books – the Bible. It’s an audio link only (no video) and is over an hour in length.  Whether you listen in “small bites” or “swallow the … Continue reading The Bible: Gospel, Guide or Garbage?

The Bible, the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon

I'm presently neck-deep in an outstanding 450 page tome titled, In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture. No disrespect to my Muslim and Mormon friends. This is simply an observation for the reliability of the Bible when compared to other major world religion texts by Paul Wegner (Ph.D. University … Continue reading The Bible, the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon

Reading the Bible Through, Cover-to-Cover…

A professor once remarked to former atheist, Josh McDowell: “If you are an intelligent person, you will read the one book that has drawn more attention than any other, if you are searching for the truth.” That book, of course, is the Bible. A common New Year's resolution among Christians is to try and read … Continue reading Reading the Bible Through, Cover-to-Cover…