Faithfully preaching God’s word week in and week out is a weighty task for the pastor. Thankfully pastors today have access to countless resources and commentaries to help aid in their preparation, but that raises the question how should a pastor use a commentary?
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D., is not an evangelical. In fact, she is not even a Christian. She claims to be an atheist. Professor Greenberg studied at Yale and described herself as “a New York Upper West Side liberal, [and] a firm believer in science and rationality.”
The Bible is God’s Word, and He speaks to us by it this very day. The Bible is perfect and trustworthy in every way. The Bible speaks with God’s own authority. The Bible is, therefore, sufficient to save you and to guide you to live well. The wise person will read the Bible, heed the Bible, and trust the Bible above everything, including our own speculations.
This year no doubt will be filled with a perpetual barrage of politics. From Super Tuesday to November 5, our church people will be bombarded with political ads, phone calls, news segments and presidential debates. As pastors, how do we pastor through a year like this?