Quick Responses to Bad Memes #2 (Ricky Gervais Version)

Quick Responses to Bad Memes #2 (Ricky Gervais Version)

Welcome to “Quick Responses to Bad Memes #2” i.e. “the Ricky Gervais Version” i.e. “the meme + video version” i.e. “Don’t get your theology from a comedian #2.” If you see this meme… Reply with this meme… In early February, Some people got excited that Ricky Gervais (atheist) and Stephen Colbert (Roman Catholic) had a short (very … Continue reading

The “Telephone Game” Myth: Has the New Testament Been Changed Over Time?

The “Telephone Game” Myth: Has the New Testament Been Changed Over Time?

*** If you prefer, there is a short version of this article on my church’s website here.*** It seems everyone has an opinion about Jesus. Some say he was a wise, moral man; some say he was a myth; some say he was God in the flesh. But first, how do we even know about … Continue reading

The New Paganism (Part 1) Pluralism: Are There Many Paths to God?

The New Paganism (Part 1) Pluralism: Are There Many Paths to God?

  Pluralism = The New Paganism In many ways, Western Christians are living in a culture that is increasingly like the first culture that the first Christians lived in: a pagan culture. Christianity was born and spread within the Roman Empire, a place of many gods and many ways of worshiping, where most* religions were seen … Continue reading

Slavery & the Bible (Part 9) Did Christianity End Slavery? What History Tells Us.

Slavery & the Bible (Part 9) Did Christianity End Slavery? What History Tells Us.

  ONE LAST QUESTION CONCERNING THE NEW TESTAMENT APPROACH TO SLAVERY: DID IT WORK? In the last several articles of this series, we examined the New Testament and what its writers had to say about slavery. (See a list of past articles below.) But did the New Testament writers know what they were talking about? Did … Continue reading

Slavery & the Bible (Part 8) Why Didn’t Jesus Free the Slaves?

Slavery & the Bible (Part 8) Why Didn’t Jesus Free the Slaves?

Read Part 1: Cherry Picking, Worldview & Consistency Read Part 2: Not All Types of Slavery are Equal Read Part 3: American Slavery & Bearing God’s Image Read Part 4: Slavery Ain’t Always Slavery: The New Testament & Roman Slavery Read Part 5: Roman Slavery & the Lack of Christian Revolt Read Part 6: The New Testament Response & Problem Verses Read Part 7: Another Type of … Continue reading