Fair question. A lot of people are asking it these days and let’s face it – there are some really strange things in the Bible! But, to answer the question – I believe the Bible is true because of its external evidence and its internal evidence. Here’s a quick explanation of what that means. First, […]
Read More Why do you believe the Bible is true?
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?
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
It’s not polite to talk religion or politics… …so let’s write a book on both. Yeah…I wouldn’t have bought this book, but sometimes being a book reviewer forces me to read things I would normally run away from, which is usually a good thing. I love to talk “religion” [note the intentional quotes], but truth […]
Read More Book Review – Letters to an American Christian
Several times this week I’ve been confronted by others perspectives on God. At an AA meeting, celebrating a friend’s sobriety, I heard testimony from others about how they trusted in God – “as they understood Him.” A best-selling book has become a movie and will most likely make millions – but yet it portrays God in a […]
Read More God of Our Own Understanding
So. Yeah. This past Tuesday night I became a Pastor. Officially voted in. Some emotions include: humbled, joyful, numb, scared, excited, anxious, ready-to-get-going, did I mention humbled? I have a blurred memory that night of people asking me how I was feeling (perhaps I looked shocked or sick?) and my response was “Um…kinda numb right […]
Read More Refocusing from the Post-Pastoral Haze
Reading in Luke 24, and John 21-21 today…talking about the resurrection of Jesus. Besides the totally amazing nature of that in an of itself, the other thing that struck me was the prominence of the Scriptures and how it is explained in these passages. All of the Bible points to Jesus. Luke 24:27 says “And […]
Read More All of the Bible points to Jesus