Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard, and Kathryn Schifferdecker. Article written by Kathryn Schifferdecker.
Why do people suffer? It’s a question as old as the Bible (or older) and as current as today’s newspaper. Someone we love dies. A child is abused or neglected. A tornado wipes out a whole town. And we ask, "Why? Why do people suffer?"
The atheist has no real problem here. Why do people suffer? Because that’s the way life is. Chance, circumstance, luck, whatever …
Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard, and David Lose.
Article written by David Lose.
What does the Bible say about the cross? Quite a bit, actually.
But it doesn’t all agree. And while that may trouble those looking for absolute consistency among the four gospels, it also sheds light on the richness and variety of the ways the earliest Christians understood God’s work in and through the cross.
Imagine, for a moment, four artists who decide to paint a city. Because each …
Well, it depends on whose Bible you are talking about.
If you are a mainline Protestant, that is, not Roman Catholic, your Bible is made up of two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The Old Testament is organized into four parts: the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, the Writings, and the Prophets.
- The Pentateuch is the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. You may also hear it referred to as the Torah.
- The Historical Books …