Satire in the Bible

Satire is one of those literary genres you wouldn’t expect to find in the Bible. But there is satire, a lot of it actually. 

What is satire?

In Words of Delight Leland Ryken describes satire as “the exposure, through ridicule or rebuke, of human vice or folly.” Since one of the major themes of the Bible is the glory of God then it would make sense that we find a genre that demonstrates Continue reading Satire in the Bible

4 of the Most Common Types of Psalms

In this post we’re going to look at the four most common types of psalms. In my next post I will cover the four more types.

Just as there are certain discernible patterns of stories in the Gospels there are also certain discernible kinds of psalms that can be found in the book of Psalms. After reading this post not only will you have a better understanding of Continue reading 4 of the Most Common Types of Psalms

5 Types of Stories in the Gospels

Have you ever noticed that all the types of stories in the Gospels fall into a few different patterns? Sometimes we read about Jesus healing someone or casting out demons. At other times we read about a teaching like in the Sermon on the Mount. Still at other points in the Gospels we see the disciples encountering Christ during some supernatural event, like the transfiguration for instance.

In this blog post we’re going to take a look at Continue reading 5 Types of Stories in the Gospels

Does the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belong in the Bible?

Have you ever noticed those double brackets ({}) around John 7:53 through 8:11? Reading the description and footnotes that accompany these brackets will tell you that the earliest manuscripts of John do not have the story of the Woman Caught in Adultery. What does that mean? Why don’t those old manuscripts have this story and how Continue reading Does the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belong in the Bible?

Who Was John Wycliffe?

Have you ever heard of John Wycliffe? He changed the course of the Church in the West and is known as the morning star of the Protestant Reformation. Born in 1334 and died in 1384, his ideas laid the foundation for the Reformation that would come over a century later.

Because of who he was, what he taught, and what he represented, twenty-eight years after his death his remains were Continue reading Who Was John Wycliffe?

Inductive Bible Study (Part 5 of 5): Application

Now that we’ve observed, interpreted, examined, and correlated our passage it is time to find a way of putting into practice what we’ve learned.

The here and now

Take a look at the situation you’re in and that of those around you. How can Continue reading Inductive Bible Study (Part 5 of 5): Application