Steven Spielberg’s Prophecy about Hollywood and Interpreting John’s Prophecies

 Recently Hollywood billionaire movie director, screenwriter, and producer Steven Spielberg spoke during a panel discussion with his equally credentialed friend George Lucas.  This panel discussion took place at the School for Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.  Among other things, they spoke about the future direction of the movie industry.  Even though both … Continue reading Steven Spielberg’s Prophecy about Hollywood and Interpreting John’s Prophecies

“Gates of Hell” and Another Look at Matt. 16:18 & Rev. 9:1-11

         Although I am not an expert on English translations of the Bible, there are a couple of well known examples where the King James translators truly got it wrong in their rendering of a particular verse or phrase.  What is especially ironic is when a contemporary preacher, study group, or translator who otherwise would … Continue reading “Gates of Hell” and Another Look at Matt. 16:18 & Rev. 9:1-11

Reflections on Hell, Location of the Dead, and Other Easy Questions

I was asked to speak briefly on these issues to a group of Christians following a Wednesday evening meal at the Oliver Creek Church of Christ, in Arlington, TN. It is VERY informal and brief.  These comments are certainly not polished or extensive.  There has been more interest in the topic of Hell in recent … Continue reading Reflections on Hell, Location of the Dead, and Other Easy Questions

“Why Can’t Johnny Count?” A Needed Guide for Preachers (and Commentators) on Gematria (666/616), Isopsephism, and Counting

This should be the last post on this particular topic of gematria, isopsephism, and related areas for some time.  However, there is so much bad information in preaching, in commentaries, in various Wikipedia articles, in DVD Bible lessons, and in cyberspace that I feel the need to point out some of the more widespread misunderstandings … Continue reading “Why Can’t Johnny Count?” A Needed Guide for Preachers (and Commentators) on Gematria (666/616), Isopsephism, and Counting

Part 3, Color Photos for Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible

Hello Everyone, This URL will take you to a third (and final)  page of color photos from the commentary.  I am not including the ones that were never in color, like many of the coin photos, but the rest that are enjoyable to see in color. So, enjoy. Click this link, or copy and paste … Continue reading Part 3, Color Photos for Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible

Part 2, Color Photos for Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible

Hello Everyone, This URL will take you to a second page of color photos from the commentary.  I am not including the ones that were never in color, like many of the coin photos, but the rest that are enjoyable to see in color.  Due to the number of color photos I will not try … Continue reading Part 2, Color Photos for Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible