Don’t be a Commentary Junkie

By Ryan Higginbottom Darren Larson (2006),?Creative Commons License Let?s be honest: a good Bible commentary is?awesome. A scholar spends years studying a book of the Bible, gathering wisdom both from centuries of Christian history and from his own encounters with God in his Word. Then?you?get a chance to peek over his shoulder! Commentaries can be

Why Bother With the Bible?

It?s an important question. And, writing for TGC Africa, Sike Osinuga?claims that being a Christian without the Bible is like playing soccer without a ball. Such a situation is unseemly not to mention unlikely yet it serves as a metaphor for Christianity throughout Africa. Though it is unthinkable that a game of soccer would kick

Context Matters: Count the Cost

By Ryan Higginbottom Perhaps you?ve heard that Christians need to count the cost. They must plan and be prepared; they should always know what they?re getting into. The advice to ?count the cost? often comes up when raising money for a new building or a missions trip. (Let?s color in that thermometer!) I?ve also heard

Embrace the Tension

?Jim Elliff makes an important point.??Writes Peter Krol of Knowable Word.?To read Scripture rightly, we must be willing to allow each author, in each text, to make the point he wants to make. We must not be quick to harmonize its teaching with the rest of the Bible, lest we dilute or overturn the point