The Bible and Culture
October 2007 Archives

The third volume in my little trilogy on the Protestant ‘sacraments’ (baptism, the Lord’s Supper, the Word of God) is now out, and honestly I think it is one of the best and most practical books I have ever written. …Read More

Who knew that Charles Wesley, that great writer of over 6,000 hymns, was a closet rocker? But now we have the proof in the form of a brand new CD– Prisoner of Hope. Here is the basic info– go to …Read More

For those of you who don’t know the history of how holy days became holidays, including All Hallow’s Eve and All Saints Day, I would encourage you to read about All Saint’s Day by Googling it. Me personally I will …Read More

“I fear, wherever riches have increased, the essence of religion has decreased in the same proportion. Therefore, I do not see how it is possible, in the nature of things, for any revival of religion to continue long. For religion …Read More

One of the most valuable part of my education over thirty years ago at Gordon-Conwell Seminary was learning the nature of covenanting, or making treaties in antiquity. Meredith Kline, one of my OT professors was brilliant when it came to …Read More

Perhaps you remember ‘Good Will Hunting’. It was a promising beginning for Ben Afleck and his buddy Matt Damon, both of whom hail from the Boston area. But there lives went in very different direction after that. Matt Damon went …Read More

You have got to love it. The Chinese government, in order to have some control over certain social aspects of Buddhism in China has issued Order No. 5– from the Administration of Religious Affairs. Cutting to the chase basically this …Read More

The following was my sermon Sunday Oct. 21 at First UMC Lexington, Ky. See what you think.BW3——— LOST—THE PARABLES, NOT THE TV SHOW— Lk. 15.1-10 A. LOST If I were to ask you what the opposite of lose is, you …Read More

I must confess to being prejudiced. After spending a lot of years in the lands of the Bible, my favorite, in terms of the visual side of things and the cordiality of the people and the variety of OT and …Read More

There was a recent, and surprisingly civil, debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox (a mathematician) in Birmingham Ala. They are both Oxfordians. This is the first time Dawkins has ventured into the Bible Belt for a debate, a region …Read More