Just like Barabbas?

But they all cried out together, “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder. Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” A third time he said to … More Just like Barabbas?

Heap burning coals?

 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. —Proverbs 25:21-22 From the ESV Study Bible: Although interpreters differ about the meaning of the metaphor of heaping burning coals … More Heap burning coals?

How do you deal with the old and strange and culturally foreign stuff in the Bible?

John Piper, on coming to something in the Bible that is ” Old and Strange and Foreign to Me”(as in Hebrews 8 ) It’s almost inevitable that people who live in the modern world of computers and jets and television and antibiotics will read these verses with a sense of tremendous foreignness. That is not my world, … More How do you deal with the old and strange and culturally foreign stuff in the Bible?