The gods were personified sources of power that reflected the breadth of humanity, including its best and more often its worst attributes.
The Lord desires our private affections over our public performances.
As Creator and Sustainer of the universe, God is the only true King.
The end of the book of Isaiah teaches us that God himself will graciously enable us to fulfill the call to righteous living.
Some think that the ancient Israelites were nearly identical to their cultural neighbors, while others claim they were completely different. How similar were they to their neighbors, really? Dr. Bill Arnold outlines the differences and similarities, showing a biblical picture of a nation that lived in the world, but was not of the world.
Did the exodus happen? In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. John Oswalt explains reasons to believe the event was in fact a historical reality. He focuses on three questions: 1) Does it matter whether the exodus was a historical event? 2) What is the difference between "historical" and history? 3) What do we learn from the exodus?
Battles between “Science and Religion” and “Atheism and Faith” continue in academia and general culture. In this debate, Dr. Michael Ruse and Dr. Michael Peterson debate the issues at the level of worldview explanation.
Paul worked hard to preserve the unity of the church without sacrificing the truth of the gospel.
Did God love the Egyptians when he struck Egypt with plagues? In the larger biblical narrative, the answer is obviously yes. But when reading the Exodus story, its difficult to come to terms with. In this article, Craig Keener explains how and why God loved the Egyptians.
Does Romans 9-11 teach Calvinist predestination? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Ben Witherington explains that Paul's aim is to refute the idea that God now favored the Romans, or Gentiles, rather than the Jews. In the process, he explains how the terms predestination, election, and salvation relate—or don't relate—to one another.