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Why can’t Bible scholars agree on how to interpret the Bible?

It is true that there is wide spectrum of opinions when it comes to interpreting the Bible. Different opinions are not unique to biblical studies – scholars disagree about how to interpret Plato or Hume – but the disagreement is often far more pronounced amongst biblical scholars. One reason for this is that people have […]

Are Paul’s writings guidelines for the times or commands for us today?

Paul’s writings were instructions/guidelines/commands for the times and for now.  We know from 2 Tim 3:16-17 that All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,  (17)  that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. Paul’s writings are Scripture, therefore […]

How do you reconcile the Bible and evolution?

At the most basic level, if the Bible contradicts evolution, logically, one of them must be at least partly false.  On the other hand, if they don’t contradict, they’re compatible and can be brought together.  I’m going to suggest a way of approaching Genesis that I believe is compatible with evolution—but I don’t pretend that […]

Is the message of the Bible subjective?

In one sense, everything is subjective because the one thing we can never eliminate is ourselves. This is true for every discipline, not just biblical studies. However, very few people throw up their hands and say “well let’s not even try”. Instead most scholars try very hard to eliminate subjectivity as much as possible, for […]