Daily Post #80

The Plain Reading of Scripture: I enjoyed scanning/reading different parts of this online article about the Bible, what it means for it to be inspired, how it can be inspired and inerrant although written by human beings, and other issues.

Definition for “Superintend”: The word “superintend” is important when trying to make sense of how the Bible could have been written by human beings but also inspired by God and without error. Here is one definition: “be responsible for the management or arrangement of (an activity or organization); oversee.”

What is Stoicism? Stoicism is a Hellenistic school of philosophy that dates back to around 200–300 B.C.E. In some ways, it bears a resemblance to certain moral teachings in the New Testament. However, it also offers a very different view of reality than Christianity. I think it is important that Christians have at least a surface understanding of this living philosophy in order to distinguish between what is more “stoic” in pop literature (including Christian literature) and what is biblical. Click here to view a five-minute video provided by TEDEd.

Personal Note: Currently, I am reading and studying 1 Peter. I have one of my favorite commentaries. My approach is this: (1) Read and reread chapter 1 over and over and over, (2) each day, read the commentary on 1–3 verses. This way, I am immersing myself in the entire book as well as one chapter. This allows me to get a good “feel” of the tone and message of the chapter and book. Then, with this birds-eye view, the commentary is taking me into the specifics of each verse and how it connects to the overall theme of each section and the book. Click here to view the commentary I am using. It is part of a set and I really enjoy it. It is one of my go-to’s for study. This approach allows me to go wide and deep. I recommend it!


Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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