The Politicization of Doctrine – Why it Happens

In 1893, Charles Augustus Briggs, the well-known scholar of Hebrew who was responsible in part for the authoritative Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew-English Lexicon (BDB), was “defrocked” by his denomination for holding views of Scripture that differed from...

If You Believe in Tithing…

I haven’t believed that tithing (tenthing) is a Biblical requirement for Christians since the mid-seventies, when I studied the subject exhaustively. Further studies into the Hebraic background of tithing have subsequently confirmed and reinforced that earlier...

Things That Jesus Said Part I – Actions Speak Louder

“I yearn for the day,” writes Dennis Prager, “when Christians will emphasize ethical monotheism as the most important part of their commitment to Christianity,” (Think a Second Time, p.211). He’s got a point. How we live is vastly more important than what we...

Supply & Demand

Once sleepy fishing village in Thailand has now become a global focal point of sin and vice. Pattaya is commonly viewed as a “sex & sand resort” with some 30,000 hotel rooms — more even than Singapore boasts. On a typical day, some 3000 of...