So here we are. The end of our five part series designed to answer the question “Are the Gospels reliable?” I certainly don’t have all the answers and I certainly can’t cover all the topics in a blog-mini-series. But I hope you think about this differently, I hope there have been just enough thoughts to […]Read More Are the Gospels Reliable? Conclusion
Are we having fun yet? If you are still reading…let me just say “thanks” and I hope you have found some of this helpful. Maybe even some of this can serve to build your faith stronger in the reliability of the gospels! To trace where we have been – we started with an Introduction and […]Read More Are the Gospels Reliable? Part 3 – What About All the Mistakes?
Welcome back! We are in the midst of a five part blog post series answering the main question “Are the gospels reliable?” After a brief intro where we laid out the issues in play, we jumped into the first question of the feasibility of reliable written manuscripts in a predominantly oral culture. In this post, […]Read More Are the Gospels Reliable? Part 2- Wasn’t Stuff Changed?
So in the first post, we laid out the main issues with the reliability of the gospels and gave a general introduction. This time, we want to dig deeper into a first response to the main issues by answering the question – Was the first century Palestinian culture so much of an oral culture that […]Read More Are the Gospels Reliable? Part 1 – Wasn’t Everyone Illiterate?
I’m a Christian. These days, I’ll admit…even as a Pastor, that I say that statement with a trace of fear and intimidation in my heart, because I know that being a Christian is not highly regarded these days. Generally, people don’t like Christians very much. Fair enough, some Christians haven’t been the best examples of […]Read More Are the Gospels Reliable? An Intro
Not so fast. I used to be one of you. I’ve had a lifelong aversion to politics. Also, I have a near fatal allergic reaction to drama and vitriol and both of those seem to be part of the package when talking about politics. It’s much easier just to bury your head in the proverbial […]Read More Election, huh? Welp…See Ya Later.
Welp. That didn’t go as planned, or maybe it did. Or maybe I didn’t really have a plan. In case you are wondering what I’m talking about, this morning I posted a “hot-take” response to President Trump holding a Bible in front of an Episcopal Church in DC. The post exploded. Some agreed. Some disagreeing. […]Read More Engaging Well – A Response to Myself
“The lie is that contentment is found at the end of the trial, not in the middle of it.” New post – The Cancer-COVID Connection.Read More The Cancer – COVID Connection
I saw this book fly by and it caught my eye immediately. As a Pastors/Elders, one of the frequent tasks we are called to is untangling false teaching. How can we do that in a way that is gentle, and sensitive [2 Timothy 2:24-26]…yet still fulfills the Biblical command to “protect the flock from wolves?” […]Read More Book Review: Finding the Right Hills to Die On
Welp, it’s finally here: our last day. And WHAT a day it was. First, I just dumped 70 more photos onto the Google Photos page. So…have at ’em. One of the highlights of the whole trip was today’s visit to Nazereth, Jesus’ home town, and it was grand. It was a mini-replica of all things […]Read More Israel 2019: Last Day