What is the Bible? : A Source of Theology

The Bible is one source for informing your theology. There are other sources that can inform your theology as well, including experience, logic, and tradition. These four sources are the primary means for informing Christian theology. We’ll explore them here, but first, let’s dive into why this matters. Why this matters? Source 1: Bible SourceContinue reading “What is the Bible? : A Source of Theology”

What is the Bible? : What Books Are In The Bible?

For starters, the Bible is not one book. The Bible is 66 books if you’re a Protestant Christian. The Bible is 73 books if you’re a Catholic. The Bible is only 24 books if you’re Jewish. (And it’s called the Tanakh, not the Bible.) As you can see, we’re already off to a good start!Continue reading “What is the Bible? : What Books Are In The Bible?”

What is the Bible?

I love this question. It’s so open-ended. There’s so much room to explore. There are so many thoughts, so many opinions, so many ideas. What is the Bible? You can go 182 directions with this question and you still won’t scratch the surface. I’ll tackle this in a myriad of ways, from a myriad ofContinue reading “What is the Bible?”

Haggai (2)

In the previous post, I wrote about a single line in chapter 1 of Haggai. Today, I want to talk about the book as a whole. Believe it or not, I wrote about this book almost nine years ago. But today is a new day. The ancient Jewish tradition has a phrase about turning theContinue reading “Haggai (2)”

Haggai

A few days ago, when writing on Lamentations, I mentioned that I would circle back to this line. In Lamentations, it read: Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living and reorder our lives under God. Here, in Haggai, it reads: Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over. I’m noContinue reading “Haggai”

Lamentations (5)

As this short book comes to a close, I want to remind you that it’s ok to grieve. It’s ok to feel anger. It’s ok to feel hurt. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok. You can feel those things. You can express all of that to God. God is big enough to handle it. WhenContinue reading “Lamentations (5)”

Lamentations (4)

There’s a line in chapter 3 of Lamentations that I’ll be revisiting when I write about Haggai because the two correlate so well. The line is this: Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living and reorder our lives under God. I’ll get to that in a few days, but for now, let’s diveContinue reading “Lamentations (4)”