The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

The Prophet’s Prayer

Everyone (even in other religions) wants to know how to pray more effectively.  There are numerous books and articles written about it and lots of totally unhelpful advice from other … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

God Enters the Konami Code

In 1986 Kazuhisa Hashimoto was porting the arcade game Gradius over to the NES (the original Nintendo).  There was a problem though, Gradius is a rather unforgiving game and Kazuhisa … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jesus Tells a Joke

Or, “Jesus Demonstrates his Divinity Through a Joke” I think that the often deadpan reading of Scripture in church kills some of its buzz.  Hebrews 4:12 says, For the word … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment


There is a lot of Scripture about doing good works.  It is written that “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead” (James 2:26).  … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Curse Breaker

The economy isn’t good; millions are homeless; wars, fights and battles rage.  Is it the end of the world?  Perhaps.  Is it the wrath of God?  Probably.  We are living … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Christianity and Intolerance

As I watch the news, I find myself repeatedly disappointed.  God’s name is constantly being dragged through the mud by non-believers; and adding fuel to their fire are well-meaning-but-totally-misled Christians.  … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stay Armed

In Nehemiah, the Israelites were rebuilding Jerusalem.  Let’s jump right into some Scripture and see how the rebuilding process was going, So we rebuilt the wall till all of it … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 1 Comment