Saturday, November 20th, 2021
Transcribed by Chester Weaver  How does one recover from abuse? What could be a truly healing process?  Find hope by facing the truth.End denial and admit that abuse happened.Tell one's story without minimizing the damage. The damage is great and severe.The unlikey route to joy is honesty, repentance of self-protection, and bold love.Abused victims frequently move into...

Saturday, November 6th, 2021
What does the Bible say about sexual abuse? What do North American laws say about this subject? Let’s talk about shame, guilt, honesty, repentance, forgiveness, bold love, Isaiah 53, where to get help, and what are the perpetrators of abuse. What is the definition of sexual abuse? Sexual abuse is touching, rubbing, and patting another person by the offender for his sexual arousal. It...

This is the off season when it comes to video and podcast episodes. Season 3 has wrapped up and we are currently working on Season 4 which will commence next year. Several episodes have been filmed and more are in the active planning state. One thing we are targeting for Season 4 is follow-ups to some episodes that have provoked an extra amount of...

Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Your heart matters. We are to love and honor God in our hearts. Pseudo-religion from an evil heart offends God. But what is the heart? Or, more to the point for this essay, what should the heart be contrasted with?   Some people contrast our hearts with our actions; what’s in the heart, versus what we do. ...

Friday, September 17th, 2021
This is Part Three in a series of essays about ancient Hebrew text and manuscripts. Read Part 1 and Part 2. 6. The Masoretic Text  In prior posts we touched on some developments of the Hebrew Bible over the course of its 3,000 plus year history.   Now we move to a specific group of Jewish scribes who made a name for themselves due to the way in which they...

Friday, September 10th, 2021
In a prior essay, we discussed how the (Hebrew) Bible gradually went from a scattered compilation of scrolls to being considered a single entity. We also discussed how the careful preservation of specific Hebrew word forms allow us to date parts of the Bible relative to one another. Finally, we discussed the Septuagint and its role as a highly regarded translation from the time of Jesus down to...

Friday, September 3rd, 2021
1. Introduction  We are all familiar with family heirlooms. An object, usually of significant sentimental value, is handed down from one generation to the next. The Bible is a little like that heirloom. Successive generations of scribes wrote down the words of the Bible, copying what former scribes had written. We have long since lost those first copies but, thanks to all the...