The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

Zephaniah’s Epilogue: Israel

Very often Gentile Christians (like myself) can forget about Israel.  After all, didn’t “God’s people” reject him to the point that the Lord opened salvation to us?  I mean, Paul … Continue reading

April 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Happily Ever After

Let’s be frank, life often sucks.  We struggle to make ends meet, we struggle to find our place in the world, and we struggle to make time- we struggle.  Of … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Post-Apocalyptic Jerusalem

One extremely popular entertainment genre is post-apocalyptic fiction.  You know it; some disaster befalls the world and we get to watch, read, or play as the survivors- dealing with life … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Holy Disappointment

What really sucked to hear after we messed up as children?  “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.”  Our parents put a lot of stock into us and had high hopes; … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Spiritual Arrogance

I know people, good people; people who would drop anything to come help you if you needed it.  But mention religion- especially Jesus- and those same people grow incredibly smug, … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

God Responds to Religious Bullies

As a Christian in a peaceful country in the internet age I’m not real concerned about my safety in connection with my faith in Jesus and the Bible.  No, instead … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Punishment of Philistia

Some of the more difficult passages of the Bible can be found in the books of the prophets.  More so are nation-specific prophecies.  But just because a passage is hard … Continue reading

February 15, 2020 · Leave a comment