Q&A — Bible

Paul and Women

Did Paul really put down women? Many of my friends say he did and they come back with passages that sound like it. But for some reason, I don't think he did. What can I say to them?

Why Jacob Took the Blessing

Why was it such a big deal for Jacob to take the blessing? Hadn't Esau already sold his birthright?

Why Jesus Cried Out

Why did Jesus cry, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" right before he died on the cross?

Isaac's Blessing

Why doesn't Isaac just take back the blessing once he realizes that he's blessed the wrong son — that is, Jacob rather than Esau?

The Importance of Camels

What was so special about camels that Abraham's servant prayed that the girl who Isaac should marry would water his camels?

Sarai's and the Surrogate Mother

Since it was socially acceptable for Sarai (Sarah) to use her slave girl as a surrogate mother, why did it cause such a mess? Are there any lessons for us today?

Why Sarai Chose Hagar

What's behind the whole business of Sarai (Sarah) telling her husband Abram (Abraham) to have a child with her maidservant?

Women Prophets

Are there any women prophets in the Bible?

Abigail the Diplomat

How did Abigail keep David from killing her husband, Nabal?

Discover the Ten Commandments

What is the significance of the Ten Commandments?

Paul's Source of Strength, Part II

Why does Paul say, "When I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Cor 12:10)?

Paul's Source of Strength, Part I

Why does Paul say, "When I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Cor 12:10)?

Gifts of the Magi's

What is the significance of the magi's gifts to Jesus?


Why did John the Baptist ask Jesus if he was the Messiah?

Two Nativity Stories

How can we reconcile the differences in the nativity stories found in Matthew and Luke?