The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

Who is Jesus, Really?

While considering the previous article, a question that I had put out of my mind multiple times happened to pop up again: Who is Jesus, really?  I mean, really think … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Exactly What You Want, But Not How You Want It

Around the time I was writing the notes for this article, I had been privy to a bizarre phenomenon: everyone around me (including my wife and I) had been suddenly … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Demonic Degenerate

I saw a seminar on preaching a few years ago, and the leader of it highlighted how difficult it can be for a pastor who wants to promote righteousness in … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment


In Acts 2:44 it says of the early church, “All the believers were together and had everything in common.”  Everything in common?  Really?  I understand hyperbole, but this seems like … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Illustration from Music

There’s a song by the band Nirvana called “In Bloom.”  In the song’s chorus the writer, Kurt Cobain, criticizes what many would call “fair weather fans.”  He wrote, “He’s the … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rest or Die!

Jesus is the Son of God, who also is God in the flesh; as it is written, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God.  He was … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Two Birds with One Stone

I was reading in Genesis about Abraham and God making the first covenant; but when I came to Genesis 15:9-11 I ran into something a bit odd: So the Lord … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment