Are the Right Books in the Bible?

Are the Right Books in the Bible?

Ever since Dan Brown’s bestselling novel, The DaVinci Code, it has become common knowledge that there were more Gospels than the four in our Bible. So how do we know that we have correct books in our Bible? This is…

Study Bibles for Dummies

Study Bibles for Dummies

It seems like a new study Bible comes on the market every month in the United States. How in the world are we to choose which one to buy? Here are a few tips: First, choose your translation; most study…

What's Up with Red Letters in Bibles?

What’s Up with Red Letters in Bibles?

Alright, I have a confession: I’m not a fan of “red-letter” Bibles. I own several—and actually preach from one—but I don’t care for them. Now, before you accuse me of heresy, please read a little further. When I say that…

What's Up with the NIV?

What’s Up with the NIV?

I’ve been using the NIV Bible now for over 30 years. In case you’re not familiar with this acronym, it stands for the “New International Version.” The NIV is one of the most popular Bible translations among evangelicals in the…

God and the Desert

God and the Desert

As you may know, we are living in a desert for the month of June—the Arabian desert in Saudi Arabia. This place is hot! We try to get out for a walk—at night—after the temps have fallen below 90 degrees!…