Announcing the release of my new ebook, How Would Jesus Blog? Answering Online Adversaries Jesus’ Way If you could know how Jesus would blog — especially when it comes arguments with opponents online — would you want to? Would you be happy to find out there’s a better way? There is! We’ve Been Bearing With […]
We’re too used to Jesus Christ, and we miss some of the most important things in his teachings because of it.
I could use your help with a presentation I’m preparing. Read on to find out how. C. S. Lewis popularized what’s come to be known as the Lord, Liar, Lunatic trilemma: it’s impossible to look at the accounts of Jesus and think he was a great moral teacher but not God. The famous passage in Mere […]
Rev. Cynthia Meyer, a United Methodist pastor who recently came out as lesbian — and is under church discipline for it — explained part of her pro-LGBT reasoning thus: My understanding of Christian teaching centers on the Gospels, and what we know about the teachings and actions of Jesus. I don’t think Jesus was really looking […]
Finally, a good recording of a talk I’ve given several times. With great friends at The River church in Liberty Township, Ohio, last Sunday morning.
Get the picture? Here’s the challenge: Atheistic morality is allegedly better than Christianity because Christians are looking for a reward for our goodness, while atheists are good “for nothing.” (Again, I am not saying “good for nothing.”) There are three parts to that statement: Christian goodness is motivated by a hoped-for reward. Atheists’ goodness is goodness for […]
In my last post I explored data revealing Jesus’ surprising penchant for leaving people wondering. I’ll continue today with another revealing chart from the same study of the Gospels: The abbreviations in the legend stand for the Pre- and Post-Transfiguration periods in Jesus’ ministry. These are followed by the Passion Week (including the Crucifixion), and the […]
Because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will leave you wondering. Those are not the words our Lord spoke in Revelation 3:16, but it’s what he practiced in his ministry. That’s the surprising finding of the analysis I just completed on Jesus’ method of teaching. I had noticed a stark contrast between Jesus’ methods […]
Someone on Facebook asked for a footnoted version of my satire, “Where the Gospels Came From. Here it is. The links I’ve placed in here are representative of many, for these beliefs are widespread. I doubt you could find one single atheist source that makes all these claims about the source of the gospels, but […]