The last, great test of faith in the letter of James is to do what the author did in writing: restore the erring.… Read More Turn the Sinner Back: Notes on James 5.19-20
By Weylan Deaver In Dec., 2015, the United States Secretary of Defense declared all military combat roles open to women. That proclamation led quickly to the question of whether women should have to register for the draft with Selective Service, as men are required to do. After all, if women can fight in uniform wherever… Read More Battle for the sexes: American women in combat
By Weylan Deaver Abel was the second person ever born, and the first victim of murder (see Gen. 4). A shepherd by trade, he died young at the hand of his older, wicked brother. Interestingly, Jesus includes Abel with the prophets (Luke 11:47-51). Abel is mentioned by name in only five chapters of the Bible,… Read More Abel
Three stanzas on how God works in the world through his little ones.… Read More To Move the World
By Weylan Deaver Having read the Koran in its entirety (A. J. Arberry’s translation), I have various impressions of it. Some might accuse me of lacking objectivity, to which I would reply that everyone has a worldview which he brings to any subject. It is possible, by the evidence, to be persuaded out of a… Read More Impressions from the Koran
Biblical Notes writer, Glenn Jobe, offers this thought-provoking analysis of Islam and America’s First Amendment.… Read More An Open Letter to Donald Trump
This poem by a Biblical Notes staff writer echoes the truth of Psalm 19.… Read More The Sparrows Do Not Talk to Me
By Weylan Deaver “O Lord, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?” (Psalm 144:3, ESV). How we define ourselves—the human race—is tied to worldview and greatly affects how we live now, not to mention what we believe about the future. Notice the question is not… Read More What Is Man?
By Weylan Deaver If you are human, your ancestry goes back, initially, to Adam and Eve. Later, every one of us descends from Noah, and there were only eight people aboard the ark (1 Peter 3:20). The apostle Paul said that God “made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the… Read More Race and the Bible
By Ron Thomas The confusion of what is moral and what is not is illustrated in the quote by our former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich: “The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion. It’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s continued… Read More Liberal and proud of it!