'Mark Twain' Tagged Posts

'Mark Twain' Tagged Posts

A CLEAR WORD

Mark Twain, the irreverent American humorist, once remarked: “ It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts that I do understand.” A journey through the New Testament letter of James reveals how clear and uncomplicated the Scriptures can be. James talks like an Old Testament prophet – and like Jesus Himself.  He is…

“WHEN YOU PASS THROUGH THE WATERS”

In the second to the last chapter of Acts Paul is shipwrecked on his way to Rome to stand trial before Caesar.  It isn’t the first time.  “Three times I was shipwrecked,” he writes to the Christians at Corinth (2 Corinthians 11:25). In Acts 27 we do not have the longest, but we do have the most precise account ever given of an ancient sea voyage.  Even Homer’s Odyssey…