‘Thou shalt not bear false witness’ means, I think we can agree: ‘Thou shalt not tell speak falsely concerning that which thou knowest.’ ‘Nor makest up thou stuff about that which thou dost not know.’ How can we apply it in the age of electronic media? ‘When thou canst not speak about the facts, because... Continue Reading →
UPDATE. On April 10, 2014, scientists announced their finding that this document is not a fake, that is, it's not a modern forgery. It is a centuries-old copy of an earlier book, but not from as early as the time of Jesus. That doesn't mean Jesus was married, but as Dr. King originally said, it may... Continue Reading →
Since I just published an article on chronic sin (CLICK HERE), I thought I'd follow it up with another about the Wretched Man passage of Romans 7:14-25. It took me about eight years of back-and-forth to write. My conclusion may surprise you. Shogren Romans 7 Originally published in Evangelical Quarterly 72/2 (April, 2000): 119-134.
The English version of my Thessalonian commentary is available from Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Thessalonians-Zondervan-Exegetical-Commentary-Testament/dp/0310243963/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343856671&sr=8-1&keywords=shogren It is also available as a book on Logos. And the English version of my 1 Corinthians is available on Logos software - http://www.logos.com/product/24079/first-corinthians-an-exegetical-pastoral-commentary Spanish versions to come in the future! Blessings! Gary
When it comes to the complex issue of labor and management, the Bible has answers. But are we asking it the right questions? In the old joke, a man wanted to know God’s will from the Scripture. I’ll open the Bible at random and point, and that will be God’s direction for me. When he opened... Continue Reading →
Have you been told that the word for "sin" literally means "missing the mark" in the original Greek? In fact, it does not. The verb "hamartano" (αμαρτανω) was sometimes used in pre-Classical and Classical Greek to refer to missing a target. Homer uses it in the Iliad to speak of a man who failed to... Continue Reading →