The (Hidden) Theology and History of O Come, O Come Emmanuel

If anyone had a side hustle or a gig, it was the Anglican priest and hymn writer, John Mason Neale. Neale (1818-1866) not only founded a nursing order of Anglican nuns, helped social welfare organizations care for orphans and young woman, and was a warden of Sackville college, but he translated early and medieval Greek and Latin hymns… Read More

Do the Gospels Contradict Themselves? Is the Bible Reliable?

Like us on facebook Deliberate Formal ContradictionsA consequence of having four records of the same life is that there are many overlapping sections among accounts and many opportunities for narratives to differ from each other. It is actually common in normal life that multiple reports of the same events will be, or will at… Read More

Poor Bible Interpretation Lets Us “Believe” the Bible While Denying What It Actually Says

I’ve been spending some time in Psalm 1 recently and have been reminded just how important delighting and meditating on God’s Word is. Here’s how the CSB renders it (note the use of “happy” in verse one for the Hebrew asher, often translated “blessed”):1 How happy is the one who does notwalk in the advice… Read More