Most people are familiar with John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” It’s the go-to verse for budding evangelists, the bottom rim of In–N-Out cups, and Tim Tebow’s face. But not every verse can be plucked from the Bible to stand well (and be properly understood) on its own.

In a five-part series, philosopher-theologian Kenneth Samples, physicist and long-time student of the Scripture Dave Rogstad, and Theology Mom Krista Bontrager take a look at a “Top 10 (or so) Misunderstood Bible Verses.” (more…)

What’s an average Christian to do when trying to study the Bible for all its worth? RTB theologians Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager, along with RTB physicist Dave Rogstad, provide a tutorial in biblical interpretation techniques in a recent, five-part series on Ken’s podcast, Straight Thinking. Entitled “Top 10 (or So) Misunderstood Bible Verses,” this podcast series illustrates how sound hermeneutics and exegesis help believers avoid faulty interpretations. (more…)

There is something in staying close to men and women and looking on them –Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

If you’re part of the blogosphere or are on a social networking site, chances are you’ve seen (or been “tagged” with) the “page 123” meme. Though it’s been around for a while, it resurfaces now and again and it goes something like this:

Pick up the book nearest to you.

Open it to page 123.

Find (then post) the fifth sentence. (more…)