Did The Census Described By Luke Actually Happen?

Did The Census Described By Luke Actually Happen? As we begin our look at the Christmas story as related by the Gospel of Luke, we’ll start in chapter 2. Luke begins his account of the birth of Jesus with the following lines: And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from […]

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Should We Celebrate Jesus’ Birth On December 25th?

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 […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Did Jesus Claim to be God?

If it is such an essential part of Christianity, why didn’t Jesus ever explicitly declare that he was God? It is true that Jesus never said the words “I am God,” but he might as well have. This challenge is pretty easy to resolve if you simply know your Bible.

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Three Reasons God Might Allow Evil

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 […]

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God: The Artist or the Engineer?

We tend to think of God as one of two things. Either God is the wise engineer who perfectly designs everything to be the most optimal and efficient they can be, or, God is the creative artist, less concerned about efficiency than beauty. What I observe though is that God is both, and we need to read both into all of creation to truly understand it.

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Doubting Thomas Gets It Right

Doubting Thomas Gets It Right. I have an embarrassing confession. My favorite disciple has always been Thomas.  Yes, THAT Thomas.  The guy who refused to believe Jesus was alive until he saw it with his own eyes. We don’t get a lot of information about Thomas in the Gospels or anywhere else in scripture.  His claim […]

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The Tent Making Christianity Podcast #189: Have We Moved Past Rational Discourse?

In this episode of The Tent Making Christianity Podcast, Drew and David discuss a recent podcast by atheist Sam Harris, and whether or not society has moved past having rational discourse. Listen to our Weekly Quick Challenge Question Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music or Stitcher.  New Episodes are released every Thursday. Don’t see your podcast listening platform?  Email […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: What is Molinism?

Why Do We Reject God’s Punishment Of Evil?

Why do we reject God’s punishment of evil?  We have discussed the problem of evil at length in previous posts.  The question is still often asked, “Why doesn’t God just do something about all the evil in the world if he truly exists?”  And yet, I sense that people really aren’t interested in God actually stopping evil.  Or at […]

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Three More Problems With The Enneagram

Three more problems with the Enneagram.  I’ve written several articles lately on the Enneagram.  What many believe to be a simple personality test is actually something much more serious.  It has its roots in New Age teaching, and was arrived at by some pretty bizarre methods.   As I said previously, the Enneagram is new to me.  I had never […]

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