Materials

Beer and Wine: The Bible's Counsel

Study of the biblical passages dealing with alcohol.

Author: 
William H. Shea

Beginnings: Are Science and Scripture Partners in the Search for Origins? – Book Review

Here is the summary of a book which shows respect for both science and religion. The book demonstrates that the two disciplines can be mutually enriching. Issues in biology and paleontology are discussed in connection with the biblical account of origins.

Benedict XVI and Jesus

The Pope's somewhat conservative and at least partially brilliant approach to the Jesus of the Gospels ends in good catholic fashion with the church controlling Scripture and not vice versa.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Better Than a Brother

Is it true that the title “redeemer” in the Old Testament designates a person’s closest relative?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez - Retired

Bible Justice

How did legal courts function in the Old Testament?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez - Retired

Biblical Doctrine of Inspiration and Authority

A careful theological review.

Author: 
Frank B. Holbrook

Biblical Interpretation Today

Biblical interpretation in our postmodern context is anything but stable. Contemporary approaches to understanding the Bible, however, have their roots in critical methods of interpretation that were developed in the modern period, using principles of the Enlightenment. In "Biblical Interpretation Today," Gerhard Hasel provides a quick but comprehensive account of the development of such methods as source criticism, form criticism, and redaction criticism until the appearance of structuralism. Hasel exposes the presuppositions underlying these methods and points the way forward to a more biblical approach.

Author: 
Gerhard F. Hasel

Blessings and Curses

How should we interpret the lists of blessings and curses in the Bible? They give the impression that we should serve God out of fear.

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez - Retired

Book of Psalms seem to encourage hatred

I’ve always been puzzled by statements in Psalms that seem to encourage hatred. Is this compatible with Christian love?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

BRI Ethics Committee Releases Statements on Transgenderism

The BRI Ethics Committee has developed two opinions about issues related to transgender. One discusses sex-change surgery, the other one marriage of people who have undergone such a procedure. Suggestions are provided as to how to deal with these issues.

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