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Exegetical Brief: Was Solomon a Misogynist?
John Brug asserts that Solomon’s statement in Ecclesiastes 7:28 does not mean that he found all women evil, but that it reflects two other truths: “the departure of the human race from what God meant it to be and Solomon’s ...
Exegetical Brief: The Betrothal Explanation of Porneia in the Exception Clause
John Brug presents the case of porneia in the exception clause of Matthew 5:32 and 19:9, that it means any kind of sexual immorality, against those who would restrict its meaning to certain kinds of sexual misconduct.
Doctrinal Brief: Part-Time Pastors
Dr. Brug discusses part-time pastoral calls, specifically retirement calls and tent ministries. While recognizing that some congregations may have good reasons for being unable to support a full-time pastor, this should ...
The best way to improve people skills is a thorough knowledge of the Bible. The one who studies the Bible will see himself correctly (saint and sinner) and will have proper motivation and models for interacting with others.