A report released in 2005 by an organization called the Bible Literacy Project suggested that young Americans know very little about the Bible. That probably did not come as much of a shock. And while the report has importance, but then first things first, another fair number of Americans do not see why teenagers need to know anything at all about the Bible. And some of these same people may profess to be Christians.
It is nice to get back on the Christian Monthly Standard. After some health problems, I have not been able to post with the frequency and vigor that I was doing. Currently my time has been occupied with studying the book of Revelation. I have just begun preaching through the book of Revelation and have spent the last couple of months reading more than a dozen commentaries. I do hope and plan to return to this site and post more frequently. Somehow I continue to receive hate email for my comments about Joel Osteen. However, I still stand by those posts and hope people will think about which preachers and teachers they support before falling on the sword for them.
In the meantime, my new Revelation project is just getting off the ground. The website is still under construction, but the first lesson is available to read and to listen. I hope you will check it out here. The audio expositions will be available as a podcast shortly. I do not take a futurist point of view to the book of Revelation. My first post points out the reasons why. If you are interested in a different perspective on Revelation, even if you end up disagreeing, I hope you will take the time to thoughtfully consider my exposition.
I still have a lot of work to do on this website and I hope to get to those projects soon. I need to write about the Bible translations I am using. I have observed more translation wars in the blogosphere and I would like to weigh in shortly. Hopefully everything will realign in my life so that I can write once a week again. Here’s to hoping….