Some books I buy just for the title, and this was one of them. The subtitle is even better “12 Hard Question for the World’s Largest Religion.” We need to be asking the hard questions. We need to be encouraging our people, especially our youth, to ask the hard questions. Why? Because unfortunately so much […]
Read More Confronting Christianity
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