Quick Challenge Answer: Is The Transmission Of the Bible Like A Game Of Telephone?

Is The Transmission Of The Bible Like A Game Of Telephone?  I’m often challenged with this assertion when talking to skeptics.  The idea is that since the Bible was transmitted orally, it is just as unreliable as any other information relayed in the same way. If you’re not familiar with the game of telephone, this is how Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: You Can’t Prove Miracles from History

Not only will skeptics claim the miracles to be legends added much later to the text, but they have begun to shift the view of miracles entirely. Men like Bart Ehrman will say things like, “A miracle is by definition the least likely event.

Quick Challenge Answer: You Can’t Legislate Morality

This week’s quick challenge answer deals with the objection “You Can’t Legislate Morality”.    Have you ever heard this?  Of course you have! I’d be surprised if someone HADN’T heard this uttered at some point or another.  So, what do we make of this objection?  Can you actually legislate morality? Morality Is The Only Thing You CAN Legislate! As Greg Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: If the Evidence is So Good, Why Don’t More People Believe?

I find it a little bit ironic when I hear skeptics ask this question. Given how often they complain about religious people only listening dogma, you would think they would understand that evidence is not the only thing that persuades people.

Quick Challenge Answer: You Shouldn’t Push Your Views On Me

This week’s Quick Challenge Answers the challenge “You shouldn’t push your views on me”. This is one of those statements that are meant to shut the Christian down.  You’re not really supposed to continue on with the conversation after someone utters this phrase.  But does the statement “You shouldn’t push your views on me” actually Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: Can God Make A Rock So Big He Himself Can’t Move It?

This week’s quick challenge answer deals with the objection “Can God make a rock so big He Himself can’t move it?” Admittedly, this is not one of the more challenging questions we have dealt with here at Tent Making Christianity.  This objection often comes up in Sunday school classes or “Stump the Pastor” type situations. This Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: Is Slavery Condoned In the Bible?

The first thing we need to note when dealing with this objection is that we in the west have an image of what slavery is.  That image is the race based, antebellum slavery that existed in this country.  In this system, slaves were not seen as human beings. They were property to be used as their owner saw Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: Where Is God Durning School Shootings?

This week’s quick challenge answer is to the question: Where is God in school shootings?  We have addressed different forms of the problem of evil in previous blog posts and podcasts.  This particular form of evil seems to hit us on a more personal level however. We’d all like to think that if one of us were Continue Reading