Tom Gilson

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Quoted by the Pope? “We do not hold the truth, the truth holds us.”

The English translation provided here uses “possess” rather than “hold,” but it was a translation, after all. That’s ...

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“Faith Seeking Understanding,” edited by David Marshall

Book Review I’ve just spent hours in the company of outstanding Christian leaders: the late Dr. Paul Brand ...

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“The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society”

Book Review The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, edited by John G. West. ...

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How Prepared Are You?

As I said at the close of my last post, the reason I chose homosexuality as a topic ...

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Featuring the Christian Apologetics Alliance

The Christian Apologetics Alliance represents an expanding wave in Christian thinking and practice. It’s a Facebook-based group with ...

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Sexuality, Marriage, and Jesus’ “Wife”

Though scholars seem to be settling in on the view that it’s a fake, the “Jesus’ wife” manuscript ...

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Damaging, Embarrassing, Mindless Errors

This post started out to be one thing and ended up being another. I wrote the part between ...

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  • Tom Gilson July 9, 2020 at 7:24 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsYou’re not trying to be rude? Really? If you want to rewind, then begin by reading what I wrote, not by asking me to rewrite it. I've already answered that question. Repeatedly. You're honestly not paying attention. I haven't answered with numbers like you want me to, but I have
  • Shane Fletcher July 9, 2020 at 2:26 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsI'm not trying to be rude, or poke you with a stick. I'm honestly asking for clarification. I'll attempt to rewind. You: "If you know of any in recent history, though, you’re welcome to list them. I’ll be wondering whether it’s a long enough list to conclude it’s a widespread,
  • Tom Gilson July 8, 2020 at 8:01 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsDoes that mean my wondering is meaningless? Good grief, no. Wondering is wondering. How much background info does it require to wonder? Why on earth would you even ask such a question? And even if it were a halfway sensible kind of question, why would you ask without offering the

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