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Posted inHistory

Paul, the True Founder of Christianity

Reading Time: 12 minutes When I was in college I used to get so perturbed by my Bible professors because they all seemed so annoyingly liberal. It was a shock to my system, since I grew up Southern Baptist and since the school I was attending was a Baptist college as well. Our religion professors were far more liberal than any […]

Posted inThe Secular

On the Skepticism of the Resurrection (part 3)

Reading Time: 10 minutes Having looked at points 1) and 2) it is time to see if there is a more plausible explanation for the data from a naturalistic perspective than the Christian claims. Before setting out the positive case, I want to spend a little time going over some of the data from the Gospels and how they are problematic. Really, this belongs in the first post under point 1), but it sort of required its own post for reasons of length.

Posted inUncategorized

Free Will: The Achilles Heel of Christianity

Reading Time: 4 minutes An online friend of mine whom has a real interest in the concept of free will, and all the problematic baggage it brings with it. He has a proclivity for producing adverts for newspapers and publications like Free Inquiry that concern themselves with this erroneous philosophical belief. Here is one such piece from the Free Inquiry which does a good job of summing up the issues with an account of libertarian free will, and how that works in the context of Christianity. Let me know what you think.

Posted inReligion

Failed Ambassadors.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Ephesians 6 makes a startling declaration for Christians, and one that most of them totally ignore. We’re going to talk briefly today about what it means to be an ambassador. In this chapter, the author (believed by most–but hardly by all–to be Paul) talks about dressing up like an old-school warrior, with a breastplate, shield, […]

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