I am a retired physician-scientist. My avocation is teaching Bible. I have taught Bible to college students and internationals for 27 years on a weekly basis, as well as doing many regional conferences. I taught adults for another 20 years. My viewpoint is evangelical, with a bent toward the scientific and psychological. It is my basic assumption that the text can be trusted and the more difficult it is to understand, the better. We try not to duck the challenges. All of the material presented has been taught to a live audience and the notes reviewed by them.
I am forever grateful to many teachers, some in the class-room, notably Kenneth Kantzer, and conferences under Walter Kaiser, John Piper, and John Stott; many others taught me through their books and writings: F.F.Bruce, William Barclay, Don Carson, C.S. Lewis, sometimes quoted in these notes.
If you are in doubt about this web-site, try some interesting samples:
- An epitaph for Solomon. in Proverbs 5:15-23
- Hezekiah's Second Prayer. Isaiah, Lesson 19
- Eight examples of religions ignoring the High God. Romans, Lesson 2
- The "with Christ" words. Romans, Lesson 9
- The Mystery. I Corinthians, Lesson 2
- Cretans are lazy? Titus 1
You will find good stuff in odd places:
- Try Micah Lesson 4 for a summary of the Holy Spirit.
- Micah 4 has a discussion of God and the nations.
- Micah 1-5 lists 20 facts that separate Jesus from all other human beings.
- Nehemiah 7-13 discusses spiritual awakenings then and now.
- Philippians 2, Lesson 1 explains the origins of evangelicalism.
- Philippians 4 has us thinking about mental health.
- The problem of pornography is an application of Ephesians 6.
- How God appeared to Old Testament people is made into a list in Zechariah 1-2.
- For a discussion of your favorite nightmares, see Matthew, Lesson 31.
- A chart comparing Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics is in John, Lesson 20.
- A key to understanding the Trinity is in John, Lesson 18, also Lesson 24