People both inside and outside the church see faith as this fragile house, where if any minor piece falls, suddenly the whole house collapses. But if this is true, it has very serious implications.
In my last post, I made the case that Jesus was a real, living human being and not a myth like other ancient gods. I used the early dating of the New Testament documents to show that there was not enough time between when the events of Jesus life were recorded and when they actually Continue Reading
We’ve been exploring the Problem of Evil over the last few posts. We’ve examined the problem of evil itself and described what evil actually is (a lack of good). We have seen that there is no logical problem with both God and evil existing together. As much as these arguments might make sense, they probably Continue Reading
During college I took an Intercultural Communication course. The class was fairly unremarkable, but the text book gave no shortage of interesting material. One chapter in particular, written by one Professor Mary Fong, comparing Taoism and Christianity, taught me to be very careful how much stock to put in my text books when it comes Continue Reading
I love being busy. It’s just in my makeup. I tend to overextend myself, and my days fill up pretty quickly. As a result, I don’t have much time to follow what is happening in the news, or much time to follow current T.V. programs. I am always busy on the nights that any particular Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Who Made God? Who Made God is the challenge often offered to theists when they assert that that the universe must have a cause because it came into being. This is standard Big Bang cosmology. If, the claim goes, everything must have a cause, then what caused God? Understand that science and Continue Reading
Some of you may remember the game show, “Truth or Consequences”. The program began on radio in 1940. In 1957, the show made the jump to television where it was hosted by, among others, Bob Barker. On the program, contestants were given roughly two seconds to answer a trivia question correctly (usually an off-the-wall question Continue Reading
Should we celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25th? In my last post, we looked at the evidence for the census described in Luke 2:1. As we continue looking at the birth narrative in Luke this Christmas season, the next section deals directly with Jesus’ birth: 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver Continue Reading