NASHVILLE (BP) -- I ventured to the Holy Land this summer for the seventh time, where it's said "the Bible comes alive." Indeed it does, but in a mixed way. There were, as always, both edifying and dispiriting aspects of the tour -- for the Bible is not just a "happy talk" book but also one of stern declaration.
Seminary professor Mark Coppenger likens an intervention for an addict to God's intervention to rescue a person "out the poison and rot of self and sin."
Seminary professor Mark Coppenger reflects on the national brouhaha over health care by setting forth a biblical perspective on health, medicine, death and eternity.
Seminary professor Mark Coppenger explains the difference it makes to worship the God whose personal sacrifice was horrendous on behalf of sinners.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Reza Aslan's bestseller, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," is a Procrustean Bed. (You remember the Greek mythological figure who sized people to his bed by either stretching them or lopping off limbs.)
Columnist Mark Coppenger answers a question Bible readers sometimes ask: Who divided the Bible into chapters and verses?
Just by knowing a few key words, a Bible reader can understand the meaning behind Old Testament names, says columnist and seminary professor Mark Coppenger.
Seminary professor Mark Coppenger takes stock of the idea that the country can fix the problem of schoolhouse shootings and other forms of gun violence.
Columnist Mark Coppenger says if Israel gives in to the demands of the Palestinians, it would be the end of the Jewish nation.
Columnist and seminary professor Mark Coppenger answers a question sometimes asked about Proverbs 22:6 ("Train up a child ..."): Will all children raised in godly homes turn out OK?