My Passion

Several trends are apparent in many of our churches. A quick perusal of materials for studying Scripture reveals a tendency to focus upon either theological knowledge or spirituality while slighting the other.[1]

God created us to love him with all of our hearts, souls, and minds and then to express that love with action (Matt 22:37–40; James 1:22–25; James 2:17–18). I designed this site to deliver rich theological insight and to help us put that information into practice.

Furthermore, people often study the Bible without examining its literary and cultural context. As a result, a large gap has emerged between the academic world of theologians and the sphere of the typical church member.

I desire to build a bridge between those two worlds. Consequently, I cite commentaries with the highest reviews from Bible scholars as well as academic journals.[2]  Yet, I present their conclusions in language which an educated lay person can understand.

You can follow my posts either directly through this site or via the Redemptive History page of Facebook.

As you explore the wonders of God’s Word, my hope and prayer is that you will grow to love Jesus more and more, for he is “the author and perfecter of our faith” (Heb 12:2).

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[1]Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett, A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual Formation (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 36.

[2]John Dyer, “Best Commentaries: Reviews and Ratings of Biblical, Theological, and Practical Christian Works,” http://bestcommentaries.com/.

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Denise T. Plichta (M.A. Biblical Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a twenty-year Bible teacher, member of the Society of Biblical Literature, published medical writer and editor, recipient of an education award, and Positive Coaching Alliance Champion.