The Non-Canonical Gospels. We are rapidly approaching my favorite time of year. Yes, the Holiday season! For obvious reasons, I’m looking forward to it this year more than most. It’s a time to relax and reflect on the coming of our Savior. But there is another phenomenon that also takes place this time of year. Maybe you’ve noticed it […]Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Was the Flood Justified?
One of the most popular objections to God and the Bible is the violence in the Old Testament. However, usually, people focus on the destruction of the Canaanites. Frankly, those stories are tame compared to the Flood. You want to talk about God destroying a civilization? Let’s talk about the time he flooded the world […]Continue Reading
“Why Isn’t That in the Bible?”
Often people quickly jump to accusations of conspiracy, sexism, or negligence. In reality, almost every case comes down to a single missing piece.Continue Reading
Faith Alone, In What?
Faith alone in what? Sola Fide. Faith alone. It’s one of the five “Solas” of the protestant reformation. It communicates the idea that it’s our trust in Christ that saves us, and nothing else. But what exactly does that mean? They Have Faith, But In What? I was doing research recently on another group that claims to be connected […]Continue Reading
Back to Basics: Can You Trust the Gospel Message?
Was Jesus the man the Bible claims he was, or is what we read in the gospels a legend written much later? Can you trust the gospel message and what it says about Jesus? There are a few key objections we need to answer to show that the gospel message is reliable and trustworthy.Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Should Women Cover Their Heads in Church?
1 Corinthians 11 is a difficult passage to read with a 21st century lens. Paul issues a strong statement about the necessity of women covering their heads in church. Some have called this passage sexist, patriarchal, etc. Does this issue apply today?Continue Reading
5 Reasons Protestants Don’t Include the Apocrypha
Any one of these points on their own may not be enough to fully discredit and understand why protestants don’t include the Apocrypha. When the arguments are all laid out together, the books simply do not stand up. The Apocrypha is not scripture.Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: Should the Apocrypha be in the Bible?
The dozen or so books in the Apocrypha were all written during the 400 years between the old and new testaments. They are useful history and teaching but were never meant to be taught as scripture.Continue Reading
Is the Bible a Product of Its Culture?
Are we being truly objective in our thinking? Why is the Bible merely a product of its culture, while we are simply right? We read these texts with our skewed 21st century lens and assume that we know what is right.Continue Reading
Quick Challenge Answer: What Are the Types of Bible Translations
It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of translations, often leaving new believers in the dark. A good place to start is understanding the philosophies behind the different translations.Continue Reading