Did You Fall Off the Bible-in-a-Year Wagon?

It’s not news that many more people start Bible reading plans than finish them.  The article at the link, however, describes a constructive way to deal with the difficulties involved.

(A 2 min read; 529 words)

via Fall Off the Bible-in-a-Year Wagon? (Christianity Today)

Ravi Zacharias tells us what’s bad about subjective moral reasoning

Here’s a link to a 5 min video showing Ravi Zacharias as he answers a question from the audience in what appears to be a post-debate setting about subjective morality.  The questioner asserts that subjective morality is not a problem; he sees no need for the sort of objective morality that Ravi thinks is critical.  Ravi makes clear that objective morality is the only true morality.

Only in Christ do we find an objective standard for moral decisions.  (Of course, I could have written “God” in place of “Christ” in that sentence, but, since God is Christ, they are one and the same.)

via Bob Perry at True Horizon Blog: The Reality of Subjective Morality.

A Case for Christian Theism

This is an outline.  It starts with all the possibilities for theism and then narrows down to Christianity.

It’s a 1,556 word outline that, of course, doesn’t read like fluid prose but is helpful for thought and study.

via A Case for Christian Theism | THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM.

HT: @jwarnerwallace (Cold Case Christianity)

The Bible is a Plain Book

Heralded Presbyterian theologian Charles Hodge (1797-1878) says that you can read and understand the Bible without having to depend on the church.

(1 min read; 46 word quote)

via The Bible is a Plain Book | Analogical Thoughts.

If Jesus Fulfilled Prophecy, Why Did The Jews Reject Him?

The Bible is a Jewish book – Old Testament and New Testament.  Yes, some Jews rejected Him, but the ones who accepted Him produced the New Testament.

(3 min read; 600 words)

via If Jesus Fulfilled Prophecy, Why Did The Jews Reject Him? | Thomistic Bent.

HT The Poached Egg (Ratio Christi)

Something’s Always Lost in Translation

Dan Wallace explains how word plays in the original language can fail to make it into the new language.  Therefore, when reading the Bible in English we don’t always catch everything that the original audience would.  We should not, however, let this discourage us from reading the Bible in English if we don’t know Greek or Hebrew.  There is still so much to be gained!

Yes, something is lost in translation, but very little in comparison to what’s not lost.

(3 min read; 668 words)

via Something’s Always Lost in Translation | Daniel B. Wallace.

HT The Poached Egg (Ratio Christi)

Bible Reading App: Bible in One Year – BIOY

For iPhone and Android.

Bible in One Year | HTB Church.

via Bible in One Year – BIOY – Bible Reading App.

Reading the Bible as Jesus Did

Thabiti Anyabwile gives pointers on how we can read the Bible to greater and more appropriate effect (4 min read; 891 words).

via Reading the Bible Like Jesus: Matt. 22:31 – Pure Church by Thabiti Anyabwile.

Doug Wilson gives three reasons why theistic evolution can’t be true

Doug Wilson gives three reasons why not even theistic evolution can’t be true.  The first is the scriptural account (4 min read; 976 words).

via Pink Entropy | Blog & Mablog.

The Case for the Resurrection of Christ by Gary Habermas

Gary Habermas gives his lecture in January 2014 on resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1:06:55 video)

via VIDEO: CASE FOR THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS – because it’s true.