Intellectual Snobbery

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The not-so-well-educated should not despise the well-educated, nor should the latter despise the former. Yet, so often those who obtain advanced degrees leave behind all the humility they may have…

Israel’s Doom Declared—Isaiah 9:8–10:34—Andy McClish

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page. Introduction It is not unreasonable to characterize the book of Isaiah as one of the most significant prophetic works in the Word of God. Its Messianic thrust and its prominence within God’s…

A Symptom of Spiritual Sickness

Hits: 7 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jack Walsh is not the first man to take a knife to the Bible. Jehoiakim, King of Judah, was the first to do so, 600 years before Christ came…

On Penknives and the Bible—No. 5

Hits: 73[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]  At the end of the 7th century BC, Jehoiakim was the king of Judah in the waning days of that nation. On one occasion, Jeremiah’s inspired doom of the king…

Joshua, the Conqueror of Canaan

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The only reason Joshua was not the greatest man of his time is because he was contemporary with Moses. None would question that he and Moses were the two principal characters…

A Sudden and Curious Emphasis on Balance   

Hits: 25[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Has anyone else besides me noticed a recent upsurge in the cry for “balance” in preaching and writing? Further, am I the only one who has noticed that this emphasis is…

Politics and Religion—Liberals Will be Liberals

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Railroad tracks run parallel to each other, as do numerous other things (e.g., lines on a music staff, window blinds, prison bars, et al.). Such items are not only aligned;…

Those “Arrogant” Apostles

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Some statements of the apostles may sound downright arrogant to the casual reader. To the Corinthians Paul wrote: If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let…

The Myth of Relativism

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Is 7 the sum of 2+2? Is “up” above us or below us? Does the law of gravity operate only in certain cultures? Is the rape of a seven-year-old child…

Intellectual Snobbery—Enlarged

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction All of humanity profits from the accomplishments of those who have achieved advanced educations. Most of the advancements in technology and medicine and the modern “marvels” we enjoy every day…