The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

On Elections and Disappointment

At the time of writing the notes for this article, the political scene in both countries that I call home was quite turbulent.  In the country where I currently reside, … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Beyond: Election

Note: This is a follow-up to the article Beyond the Beyond; since I’ll be referencing that train of thought, you may want to read it first. Among the large debates … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Beyond

A philosophy trick people use sometimes to trip up believers is to try to track God to his source.  It follows this line of thinking: Who made your pencil?  A … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Devil Doesn’t Get It

Frequently, people get the idea that God and Satan are two mega-forces locked in a battle until the end of time; a universal balance of equal sides.  But according to … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

God Has a Sense of Humor

Oftentimes, when people think of God they picture a stern eye in the sky ready to bring down wrath on evil-doers.  Or, they think of an ever-solemn Jesus, crushed by … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment


In the Gospel, Jesus makes a lot of agricultural references when describing the Kingdom of God.  Most of us know the Parable of the Sower pretty well, but after that … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Cleansing Power of Jesus

All of us have dirt.  Be it something going on now or something in our pasts or even our family history; all of us have dirt.  The Holy Spirit reminded … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · Leave a comment