Q&A 1363 – Did Paul write Paul’s letters?

Posted: September 18, 2015

I am currently reading Paul was not a Christian, by Pamela Eisenbaum. At the beginning of her book she is talking about disputed and undisputed letters of Paul. She states that… Read More

Slavery and the Bible

Posted: September 12, 2014

Here are a podcast and notes on Slavery and the Bible (43 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

The Prison Epistles – Class 4 – Philemon

Posted: March 11, 2014

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Christ Through the Ages, 18: Philemon–Grace in Action

Posted: January 18, 2014

Listen to Philemon: Grace in Action (20 minutes). Learn about the purpose of this invaluable epistle, and how we can influence others by following the gracious method of Jesus Christ…. Read More

Christ Through the Ages, 17: Pastorals–Gracious Guide

Posted: January 17, 2014

To download, right click on the link and click “Save Link As” or “Save target As” – Download Podcast Learn about Christ, Our Gracious Guide to Eternal Life (19 minutes)… Read More

Appendixes to A Quick Overview of the Bible

Posted: July 31, 2013

Note: These appendices supplement the first edition of the Quick Overview. They are included in the second (expanded) edition of 2019. Appendix A You Can Read the Bible in a… Read More


Posted: July 31, 2013

For tips 1-30, please click here. Bible Reading Tip 31: Hebrews  This anonymous letter was written to Christians from a Jewish background. They were apparently tempted to return to Judaism, or… Read More

NIV errors

Posted: July 31, 2013

I am often asked about the merits of various Bible translations. Like many of my readers, I was brought up on the NIV.  When I became a Christian (1977), the… Read More


Posted: July 31, 2013

Bible Reading Tip 1: Get a version of the Bible you can understand and enjoy. These days there are numerous readable (and reasonably accurate) translations available to the reader of… Read More

Household Codes (by Jason Goble)

Posted: June 8, 2013

READING THE HOUSEHOLD CODE IN COLOSSIANS FROM AN ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE BY JASON GOBLE APRIL, 2013 Introduction The ancient church outside the synagogue began its existence in Greco-Roman households making the… Read More

Q&A 1100 – Did Onesimus (in Philemon) really repent?

Posted: December 17, 2012

If Onesimus had wronged his master by stealing from him and then running away, why did Paul allow him to be baptized? Shouldn’t he have been made to wait until he… Read More


Posted: November 23, 2012

For N.T. Character Study 26, Demas (17 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More


Posted: August 30, 2011

For N.T. Character Study 5, Paul (31 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Through the N.T. in a Year

Posted: January 10, 2010

To read through the N.T. in a year, what is helpful is to maintain variety. While you could read the first three gospels straight through, for example, they are so… Read More


Posted: April 28, 2009

For O.T. Lesson 20, Caleb (23 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, 2 but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the holy ones who are (in Ephesus) faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 grace to you and peace… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy,  2 complete my joy by being of the same… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our beloved brother and fellow worker, 2 and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth, 2 for the sake… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly… Read More


Posted: December 18, 2008

1 Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2… Read More

Q&A 0775 – TNIV Philemon 6 and Matthew 11:12

Posted: March 14, 2006

I was encouraged after taking a quick look through the TNIV that there appeared to be good translations of Philemon 6 and Matthew 11:12. Do you have any thoughts or… Read More

Q&A 0858 – Philemon 6 and the TNIV

Posted: February 26, 2006

I came across a preview copy of the TNIV (Today’s New International Version). Have you looked at this or had any feedback on this version? It seems to have been… Read More

Report: Accra, Ghana, by Ope Babalola

Posted: January 31, 2005

Dr. Douglas Jacoby was in Accra, Ghana, from January 5th – January 10th to conduct a teaching workshop. This was his first trip to West Africa. The sessions were all… Read More


Posted: September 17, 2003

Introduction to the series * 2 Tim 3:16-17 — we all need training and teaching. This passage says all scripture is inspired and useful. Includes every book of the Bible,… Read More

Jesus Papyrus Review by James Greig

Posted: July 17, 2003

Jesus Papyrus Review Emily and I moved to Oxford to start the new millennium, and one thing I was eager to see was the controversial “Jesus Papyrus” a.k.a. P64, a… Read More

Q&A 0299 – Philemon 6

Posted: July 16, 2003

Greetings from the Ukraine! In Philemon 1:6, Paul and Timothy ask Philemon to be "active in sharing his faith." That’s the scripture that we use to teach others about our… Read More

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